More students eligible to attend Queen’s through Schulich Leader Scholarships

Increased investment by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich means Queen’s is eligible to receive up to 10 Schulich Leaders each year.

More future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math will be coming to Queen’s, thanks to the generosity of one of Canada’s top philanthropists.

Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich announced he is increasing the size of the Schulich Leaders Scholarship program, one of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships.

The news means Queen’s is eligible to receive up to 10 Schulich Leaders each year, an increase from four in previous years. The funding for STEM students (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is worth between $80,000 and $100,000, depending on the field of study.

“Queen’s is very grateful to Seymour Schulich for his generosity and for providing this opportunity for future leaders in engineering and technology,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs.

Schulich announced he is boosting his investment in the scholarship program to $200 million to keep Canada at the forefront of the knowledge-based economy. The increased funding will see the Schulich Leader Scholarships double from 50 to 100 annual awards at 20 universities across Canada.

“Schulich Leader Scholarships are the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world,” Schulich says. “With 100 outstanding students selected in Canada each year, it is all but guaranteed that this group will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer. 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 technology innovators.”

Queen’s has received 26 Schulich Leader Scholarships since the program started in 2012.

Learn more about the 2019 Schulich Leaders at Queen’s.

Note: This article originally appeared in the Queen's Gazette.