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News Release - Students at Queen’s University receive Canada’s largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Universities announce their 2020 Schulich Leaders, winning $100,000 or $80,000 scholarships for undergraduate study

 

KINGSTON, ON, Sept. 1 – Ten students have been named Queen’s University recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship.

Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. This year, 100 students received this celebrated award, up from 50 in prior years.

All recipients were selected on the basis of their academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial-minded focus in extra-curricular activities in their high schools and communities.

SIMON LONG is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Whistler Secondary School in Whistler, BC, Long will be entering the Bachelor of Computing (Honours): General Computing program this fall.

OLIVIA XU is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of R.E. Mountain Secondary School in Langley, BC, Xu will be entering the Bachelor of Computing (Honours): General Computing program this fall.

ATNABON ETICHA is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Swift Current Comprehensive High School in Swift Current, SK, Eticha will be entering the Bachelor of Computing (Honours): General Computing program this fall.

NATHAN GERRYTS is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Smithville Christian High School in Wellandport, ON, Gerryts will be entering the Bachelor of Computing (Honours): General Computing program this fall.

LOUISE TURNER is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus, ON, Turner will be entering the Bachelor of Computing (Honours): General Computing program this fall.

SABRINA BUTTON is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of A.Y. Jackson Secondary School in Kanata, ON, Button will be entering the Bachelor of Applied Science: General Engineering program this fall.

HAYLEY GALSWORTHY is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Waterdown District High School in Waterdown, ON, Galsworthy will be entering the Bachelor of Applied Science: General Engineering program this fall.

THEO LEMAY is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Georges P. Vanier Secondary in Courtenay, BC, Lemay will be entering the Bachelor of Applied Science: General Engineering program this fall.

CATHERINE DOUGLAS is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Granite Ridge Education Centre in Mountain Grove, ON, Douglas will be entering the Bachelor of Applied Science: General Engineering program this fall.

JULIA DYCK is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, MB, Dyck will be entering the Bachelor of Applied Science: Electrical and Computer Engineering program this fall.

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

 

About Schulich Leader Scholarships Canada

Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established this $100+ million scholarship fund in 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to become Schulich Leader Scholars: the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.

Through The Schulich Foundation, these prestigious entrance scholarships are awarded to 100 high school graduates this year, 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. 
 

About Queen’s University

Queen’s University has a long history of scholarship, discovery, and innovation that has shaped our collective knowledge and helped address some of the world’s most pressing concerns. Home to more than 25,000 students, the university offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment with prominent strengths in physics, cancer research, geoengineering, data analytics, surveillance studies, art conservation, and mental health research. Welcoming and supporting students from all countries and backgrounds to a vibrant, safe, and supportive community is an important part of the Queen’s experience. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our campus and our community. A core part of our mission is to engage our students, staff, and faculty in international learning and research, both at home and abroad.

Queen’s University is ranked first in Canada and fifth in the world in the 2021 Time Higher Education Impact Rankings. The rankings measured over 1,200 post-secondary institutions on their work to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

For more information visit:

schulichleaders.com

 

For media inquiries contact:  

 

Victoria Klassen

Victoria.klassen@queensu.ca

343-363-1794

 

David Goodman

dgoodman@schulichfoundation.org

416-480-6485

 

Dara Newton

dnewton@uja.schulichleaders.com

416-480-6492

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