TERMS AND CONDITIONS of Schulich Leader Scholarships – Canada General
- UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and The Schulich Foundation are the co-administrators of Schulich Leader Scholarships.
- Candidates (“Schulich Leader Nominees”) for each scholarship (the “Scholarship”) are selected by the high schools, secondary schools and Cégeps (in Quebec) across Canada.
- Scholarship recipients (“Schulich Leaders”) are selected by the participating universities in Canada.
- Only Schulich Leader Nominees are eligible to be selected as Schulich Leaders.
- UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and The Schulich Foundation reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to modify, amend or cancel Schulich Leader Scholarships and/or any of the terms and conditions herein, at any time, without notice
- To be eligible as a Schulich Leader Nominee, the following criteria must be followed:
- the candidate must be in their final academic year of high school, secondary school or cégep in Canada;
- the candidate must be intending to enroll in an eligible program at one of the participating Canadian universities in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (“STEM”) areas of study;
- the candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; and
- the candidate must meet the following criteria:
- an intention to pursue a career in one or more of the following focus areas: (A) technology; (B) engineering; (C) entrepreneurship and business enterprise; and (D) applied scientific research, constituting research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses with potential commercial or other practical applications, but specifically excluding medical research (as described in greater detail below) or purely theoretical research;
- leadership in STEM innovation as opposed to environmental, political or societal activism;
- the candidate has indicated that they do not intend to become a practicing physician and/or medical researcher (medical research constitutes research conducted to aid and support the development of knowledge in the field of medicine); and
- demonstration of both: (A) academic excellence; and (B) entrepreneurial leadership (in school or community). In addition, subject to satisfying both of the criteria in (A) and (B), strong consideration will be given to the candidate’s demonstration of financial need.
- Only high schools, secondary schools and cégeps in Canada can participate in the Schulich Leader Scholarships program and each such school does so by nominating one Schulich Leader Nominee per academic year. Cégeps may nominate up to four students each.
- Only the participating Canadian universities may select Schulich Leaders from their pool of Schulich Leader Nominees.
- Each participating high school, secondary school and cégep is responsible for creating its own nomination process and shall use the criteria specified in section 1.d. above when assessing potential Schulich Leader Nominees.
- By submitting their Schulich Leader Nominee applications, each Schulich Leader Nominee and their high school, secondary school or cégep authorizes UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, The Schulich Foundation, the participating universities, and their respective representatives to collect, use, store and confirm information about the Schulich Leader Nominees as provided on the nominee application submitted (including references) for the purposes of administering and promoting the Scholarships.
- Schulich Leader Nominees will receive access to the online application that will be sent to participating universities only once they have been verified by The Schulich Foundation and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto as a valid Schulich Leader Nominee.
- Participating universities are responsible for creating their own Schulich Leaders selection process and must use the criteria specified in section 1.d. above when assessing potential Scholarship recipients from among the pool of eligible Schulich Leader Nominees.
- The number and distribution of Scholarships, as well as the amount of each Scholarship, will be confirmed on or before March 1 of the respective year. Schulich Leader Nominees can apply to be Schulich Leaders only at the participating Canadian universities to which they have applied or are intending to submit an admissions application by March 1 of the respective year.
Rules Governing Schulich Leader Nominees Selected as Schulich Leaders in 2024:
- Schulich Leaders are responsible for securing their own admission to a participating university in accordance with the requirements and deadlines of each university.
- Each Scholarship will have a value of up to $120,000 CAN, paid as follows:
- the Schulich Leader will receive from the participating university, subject to the terms and conditions herein and including compliance with section 3 below, up to a maximum of $30,000 CAN annually, for a period not to exceed four years. Schulich Leaders shall be responsible for all tuition, materials, housing and other costs associated with their attendance at the participating university; and
- nothing in the Schulich Leader Scholarships program prohibits a Schulich Leader from also being awarded other scholarships, awards or prizes while at the participating university.
- In order to continue to receive the Scholarship, a Schulich Leader must:
- attend the participating university at which the Scholarship was awarded on a full-time basis (as defined by the university). For clarity, any transfer to another university, whether participating in the Schulich Leaders Scholarships program or not, will result in forfeiture of a Schulich Leader’s Scholarship;
- remain enrolled in an eligible STEM program listed on schulichleaders.com/universities leading to a first degree (an “Eligible STEM Program”);
- meet the university’s requirements to pass an academic year unless such failure has been excused by the university pursuant to a formal appeal made by the Schulich Leader; and
- not be suspended or expelled by the university in compliance with the terms of its applicable code of student conduct.
A Schulich Leader may change disciplines or programs during the Scholarship term, as long as the Schulich Leader remains enrolled in an Eligible STEM Program. If a Schulich Leader transfers from an Eligible STEM Program that is an engineering program to an Eligible STEM Program that is not an engineering program, the university has the option of reducing the annual grant by an amount equal to the difference between Scholarships for engineering and non-engineering programs (currently $5,000 CAN per year). If a Schulich Leader transfers from an Eligible STEM Program that is not an engineering program to an Eligible STEM Program that is an engineering program, the Schulich Leader is not eligible to receive an increased grant. If any Schulich Leader earns all of the credits required to complete the degree requirements for their Eligible STEM Program in fewer than four years, such Schulich Leader will be entitled to receive the remaining portion of their four-year Scholarship as a lump sum upon completion of such requirements.
- If requested by a Schulich Leader, a participating university may, in its sole discretion, grant a one-time deferral of up to one academic year of such Schulich Leader’s annual scholarship, or for such a longer period on the basis of medical or compassionate grounds.
- A Schulich Leader will only continue to receive the Scholarship in semesters where they are studying abroad or enrolled in an off-campus work-study or co-op program where:
- the study abroad, work-study or co-op program is approved by the participating university; and
- the Schulich Leader is earning sufficient credit toward the Eligible STEM Program’s course requirements.
- All Schulich Leaders must inform themselves as to the tax consequences of receiving the Scholarship. The Schulich Foundation, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and its family of agencies and organizations, participating universities, Seymour Schulich, his family and business associates and any officials participating in the program are not responsible for any personal tax liability or other liabilities, whatsoever, arising due to the receipt of the Scholarship.
- Prior to confirming acceptance of their Scholarship, all Schulich Leaders will be required to sign the Code of Conduct for the Scholarship as well as a Declaration and Release which will entitle UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and The Schulich Foundation to use the Schulich Leader’s name, city, province of residence, and photograph, without further compensation, for any publicity carried out by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and The Schulich Foundation with respect to the Scholarship, and to indemnify and hold harmless The Schulich Foundation, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and its family of agencies and organizations, participating universities, Seymour Schulich, his family and business associates and any officials participating in the program from any liabilities or damages which may arise due to the Schulich Leader’s participation in the Schulich Leader Scholarships program.