Elliot Vince, Keegan Amos, Leila Salem, Paul Wu, Sarena Sandhu

Scholarships support Canada’s future leaders

Five Faculty of Arts and Science students have been named recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship – joining five students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Through The Schulich Foundation, these prestigious entrance scholarships are awarded to 100 high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at 20 partner universities in Canada. Every high school in Canada can submit one Schulich Leader Nominee per academic year based on academic excellence in STEM, entrepreneurial leadership and financial need. This year more than 1,400 students were nominated. 

“These scholarships support exceptional young minds that demonstrate great leadership and embrace STEM fields,” says Barbara Crow, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science. “I welcome Keegan, Leila, Elliott, Sarena, and Paul to the Faculty and am excited to follow their academic journey. They represent the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.” 

The program was initiated with the goal of producing STEM leaders to strengthen the economic competitiveness of Canada and Israel. 

“On behalf of the university, I want to congratulate these highly accomplished students,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. “We look forward to welcoming them to campus, and supporting them as they pursue their studies, and build on their skills and experience that will prepare them to have a positive impact in the world. We are grateful to the Schulich Foundation for its continued support of Queen’s and post-secondary education.” 

The successful candidates this year include:

  • Keegan Amos (St. Paul Catholic Secondary School, Trenton, Ontario) is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. 
  • Leila Salem (Westminster Secondary School, London, Ontario) is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship.
  • Elliott Vince (Ursuline College, Merlin, Ontario) is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship.
  • Sarena Sandhu (Albert College, Kingston, Ontario) is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship.
  • Paul Wu (Nanaimo Secondary School, Nanaimo, British Columbia) is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship.

“We are proud to celebrate the continued success of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada. This group of 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,” says program founder Mr. Schulich. “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.”

This year, Queen’s is hosting the annual Schulich Leader SLXCA Conference for leaders from the Montreal, Kingston, and Ottawa area on Sept. 23. The leaders will gather to network, learn from keynote speakers, share experiences, and work together to solve problems.

For more information visit the Schulich Leader Scholarships website.