Ten future leaders in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and math) will be attending Queen’s this fall, thanks to the Schulich Leader Scholarships, valued at $80,000 / $100,000 per student depending on their program of study. The coveted scholarships are funded by The Schulich Foundation, launched by Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich in 2012, to aid the technology leaders of tomorrow.
The Schulich Leaders attending Queen’s this fall are:
- Simon Long, Whistler, BC, School of Computing
- Olivia Xu, Langley, BC, School of Computing
- Atnabon Eticha, Swift Current, SK, School of Computing
- Nathan Gerryts, Wellandport, ON, School of Computing
- Louise Turner, Fergus, ON, School of Computing
- Sabrina Button, Kanata, ON, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
- Hayley Galsworthy, Waterdown, ON, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
- Theo Lemay, Courtenay, BC, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
- Catherine Douglas, Mountain Grove, ON, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
- Julia Dyck, Winnipeg, MB, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
The Schulich Leader Scholarships lessen financial stress on students and allow them to focus more of their time and energy on their studies.
“We are grateful to the Schulich Foundation for supporting future generations of STEM leaders in Canada,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. “On behalf of Queen’s, I want to congratulate our student leaders of tomorrow for their accomplishments. We are honoured that these gifted students have chosen to pursue their studies at Queen’s.”
“We are proud to celebrate 10 years of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world. This group of 100 outstanding students will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer and will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale. With their university expenses covered, they can focus their time on their studies, research projects, extracurriculars, and entrepreneurial ventures. They are the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators,” says program founder Seymour Schulich.