Schulich Leader Scholarships

Award type: 
Entrance scholarships
Award description: 

Schulich Leader Scholarships are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Up to 100 scholarships are available annually, valued at $100,000 each for engineering programs and $80,000 each for science, technology, or math programs. The number and distribution of scholarships will be confirmed on or before March 1st.

Students must be nominated by their high school or Cégep in order to be considered for the scholarship. Each partner university may select from two to ten recipients, depending on the size of their Schulich Leader Nominee candidate pool.

Value description: 

awards are valued at $80,000 over four years for students in science, technology, or math programs or $100,000 over four years for students in engineering programs

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • open to students applying to eligible programs in the area science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • must meet the following criteria:
    • academic excellence AND
    • leadership, charisma and creativity
    • strong consideration will be given to students with financial need
  • must be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the following focus areas:
    • technology
    • engineering
    • entrepreneurship and business enterprise
    • applied scientific research.
  • candidates must be STEM innovators, not activists
  • not open to students pursuing studies/careers in medicine or medical research
  • must be nominated by high school or Cégep by January 26, 2022
Program:
Engineering→Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Management Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering, Systems Design Engineering; Software Engineering; Computing and Financial Management; Mathematics→Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) - Double Degree, Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) - Double Degree, Honours Mathematics, Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Computer Science, Mathematics/Business Administration, Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy; Science→Honours Science, Physical Sciences, Science and Business, Science and Aviation
Citizenship: 
Canadian/Permanent resident
Application required?: 
Yes
Additional instructions: 

See the Schulich Leader Scholarship website for more details.

Contact:
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • safainfo@uwaterloo.ca