Five incoming students at Waterloo Engineering are starting their studies with between $100,000 and $120,000 in backing from a prestigious scholarship program.
Eric Gao and Ammielle Wambo Becker of systems design engineering, Mahi Joshi of computer engineering, Mikael Haji of electrical engineering and Evie Bouganim of mechatronics engineering are among 10 campus-wide Schulich Leaders Scholarship winners at the University of Waterloo.
Launched in 2012 by businessperson and philanthropist Seymour Schulich to encourage young people to go into STEM disciplines, the program selected 100 winners from more than 300,000 graduating high school students across Canada based on grades, community leadership and entrepreneurial pursuits.
“I am delighted to welcome this year’s cohort of Schulich Leader scholars to Waterloo’s campus,” said Dr. Vivek Goel, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. “These students represent some of the sharpest young minds in STEM and I am excited to see the game-changing contributions they will make to society.”
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