"The prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships are already transforming the lives of our most promising STEM students, helping them blossom into the innovators and problem solvers of tomorrow," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo.
Two past recipients reflect on how the generous award is helping them reach their academic goals (video).
In 2011, Canadian philanthropist Seymour Schulich launched a scholarship program with a $100 million vision — to encourage young people to become leaders in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Undergraduate students entering a STEM program at one of 20 participating universities are chosen to be Schulich Leaders. Each receives a scholarship valued at $60,000-$80,000, and recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community leadership and financial need.
Waterloo is a national leader in educating STEM innovators, and 14 Waterloo students have been named Schulich Leaders since 2012. We are most grateful for Seymour Schulich’s visionary investment in Canadian youth in STEM.