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Science welcomes 2015 Schulich Leader Madeline Shred

Friday, September 4, 2015

Madeline ShredMadeline Shred is one of four incoming first-year students who are recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Recipients must demonstrate leadership in areas such as academic excellence and entrepreneurship.

Madeline Shred of Ladysmith, B.C. will be a Waterloo Science student in the biomedical sciences program.

Graduating with a 99 per cent average, Shred has already experienced university by enrolling in psychology and journalism courses while still finishing grade 12.

She was nominated for the Schulich Leaders Scholarship by Ricki Bartlett, Vice-Principal, Ladysmith Secondary School. 

I'm really interested in Waterloo's reputation for innovation,” says Shred. “In today's economy and world, it’s innovation that's going to help us create a better future.”

She’s participated in the SHAD program, volunteers at her local hospital and other causes, and belongs to her city’s youth advisory council. She helped found a charitable organization called Building a Legacy at her school, which raised money for Free the Children.

Shred says that becoming named a Schulich Leader means a lot.

It's unbelievable. It's validated how much hard work I've put into school and my community. This made it seem like all my hard work was worth it,” says Shred.

She was also named an Amazing Kid by Save-On-Foods for her volunteer work in the community. 

Aaron Grenke (Engineering), Ella Rasmussen (Engineering) and Cindy Wei (Applied Health Sciences) are the other three Schulich Leaders who will be attending UWaterloo this fall. 

The Schulich Leader Scholarship program awards $60,000 to undergraduate students whose focus is science, technology, engineering or math. Students also need to have demonstrated leadership in areas such as academic excellence, financial need, or business/entrepreneurial leadership.