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10 years of Schulich Leaders at Queen's

To celebrate 10 years of Schulich Leaders at Queen’s, current and past recipients are reflecting on how the scholarship has impacted them.

Queen’s has 10 new Schulich Leaders who will arrive on campus this fall to pursue programs in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and math).

The Schulich Leader Scholarships, worth up to $100,000, were launched in 2012 by Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich to help identify the next generation of Canada’s brightest potential leaders in STEM.

Prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships provide backing for innovative and entrepreneurial-minded youth to change the world through their passion for STEM. The scholarships remove students’ financial burdens and allow them to focus their energy on their studies.

This year, The Schulich Foundation is celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary. Up to 100 scholarships are awarded annually across 20 partner universities. Queen’s has hosted Schulich Leaders every year over the past decade and a total of 46 Schulich Leaders have studied at Queen’s since the program began in 2012.

To celebrate 10 years of Schulich Leaders at Queen’s, the Office of Advancement connected with some current and past scholarship recipients to learn how the Schulich Leader Scholarships have had an impact on their studies and careers, as well as their plans for innovating in the STEM world.

“Personally, it (receiving the Schulich Leader Scholarship) completely changed the trajectory of my life. There’s nothing else I could have received that would’ve changed my life in the same way. It was such a unique inflection point for me” said Isabel Hazan, a 2016 Schulich Leader who received $80,000. “I think creating a program with a specific goal of fostering young entrepreneurial energy in Canada and keeping it here is a really worthwhile endeavor.”

Learn more about the experiences of Queen's Schulich Leaders in the video above, and view the full list of Queen's 2021 Schulich Leaders on the Queen's Alumni website.