Skip to content

Schulich Leader Scholarship Winners Essay

yconic is the place where you can give and get the help you need for your life as a student. To help keep our community an enjoyable, helpful and safe place for all members, please adhere to the following guidelines.

1. Be nice to people. It's okay to provide constructive criticism, but there is no need to insult other members. For example, "X major is over-saturated right now. You might have trouble finding a job" is fine. "Your major is dumb. Have fun working in fast food," is not helpful nor appropriate.

2. Ask actual questions. If you're looking for help with something, titling a thread "HELP, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO" isn't going to appeal to the members that may be best suited to help you. Be specific and title your post with relevant information.

3. Don't abuse the anonymous feature by pretending to be multiple people. Surprise, surprise, we know who posts what :)

4. Please only tag relevant interests when you create a new thread. Adding unrelated interests is unlikely to get you the help you're looking for and can frustrate other members.

5. Avoid spamming. This includes replying to your own thread for the sole purpose of moving it up the discussion feed.

6. Don't expose other people's personal information. If someone is posting anonymously, please respect their privacy.

7. If you see something you don't like, click the 'Report' button in the post menu and a moderator will review it. Please avoid commenting on inappropriate posts as this only encourages them.

8. Did a post help you? Click the "Was this post helpful?" button to help us recognize our most helpful members and so that other people will know the response guessed it, helpful!

If you do not respect our guidelines, you may be temporarily or permanently banned from the yconic community.

The Schulich Leader Scholarships is a Canadian and Israeli undergraduate award program that provides scholarships for students enrolled in STEM areas of study. Established in 2011 following a $100 million gift from Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich[2] and Co-administered by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto,[3] the program was initiated with the goal of producing STEM leaders to strengthen the economic competitiveness of Canada and Israel.[4] In the inaugural year, 977 high schools and CÉGEPs across Canada put forward a nominee to compete in the annual award competition.[5] In 2015, 1,250 students were nominated, fifty of whom were selected for the scholarship by one of the twenty participating universities.[6]

Selection Process - Canada[edit]

In Canada, all secondary schools may submit a single nominee for the award each year, with the exception of CÉGEPs in Québec, which may submit two. To be eligible for the scholarship, nominees must meet two out of three criteria: outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership; academic excellence; and/or financial need.[7]

Choosing from the pool of nominees who have applied to their institution, each of twenty participating universities select two students to become Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients - one student pursuing undergraduate studies in engineering receives a scholarship valued at $80,000 CAD, while the second scholarship, allocated to a student in one of the other three STEM disciplines, has a $60,000 CAD value.[8] The five university partners that attract the most Nominee applications by deadline are provided an additional two scholarships to offer: one towards engineering ($100,000 since 2016-17) and one towards science and mathematics ($80,000 since 2016-17).[9]

Selection Process - Israel[edit]

In addition to the Canadian program, Schulich Leader Scholarships is being carried out at five participating universities in Israel.[10]

In Israel, nominees are evaluated based on similar attributes: leadership and volunteerism, academic standing, and financial need.[11]

Each university selects ten Schulich Leaders annually: five engineer-based Leaders and five science, technology or mathematics-based Leaders.[12]

Universities and Schulich Leaders[edit]

The following university partners distribute Schulich Leader Scholarships:


British Columbia[edit]



Year / UniversityMcMaster UniversityQueen's UniversityUniversity of OttawaUniversity of TorontoUniversity of WaterlooWestern UniversityYork University
  • Clifford Roose Lerebours
  • Daniel Hu
  • Émilie-Anne Fleury
  • Regan Cross
  • Arpit Sharma
  • Yaakov Green
  • Adesewa Oloko
  • Magdelena Richardson
  • Tayyaba Bhatti[48]
  • Elise Hewat
  • Conary Coyne
  • Melissa Cusack Striepe
  • Erika Kropf
  • Jessica Loiseau
  • Shing Shan Chan
  • Mary Hickox
  • Sandra Smeltzer[80]
  • Lin Wei Tung
  • Christopher Choquette-Choo
  • Daniel McInnis
  • Julia Won[83]
  • Annie Yao
  • Aaron Grenke
  • Ella Rasmussen
  • Madeline Shred
  • Cindy Wei
  • Nadav Gasner
  • Kyra McLellan
  • Behrad Dehnadi
  • Emma Mogus
  • Erin Puersten
  • Kaylie Lau
  • Isabel Hazan
  • Becky Balcom
  • Jaedyn Smith
  • Jessie Payne
  • Colin Daly
  • Mackenzie Collins
  • Kyne Santos
  • Emma Paynter
  • Amelia Carver
  • Lovdeep Singh
  • Linda Guo
  • Sandra Sabongui
  • Rafthesh Balendran
  • Arma Khan
2017Jomanah Chahrour

Sam Crawford

Joshua Guiness

Nicole Wong

Laure Halabi

Jacob Meadus

Ryley Molloy

Johann Sapim

Susie O'Brien

Denis Qeska

Aiden Aird

Andres Lombo

Carl Pinter

Jack Stanley

Alina Arvisais

Cameron Bardell

Mickey Dang

Emma Lozhkin

Luke Ingratta

Joy Shah

Kezia Johnson

Nathan Stachow


Year / UniversityMcGill UniversityÉcole Polytechnique de MontréalUniversité de MontréalUniversité Laval
  • Julie Wong
  • Michael Kourlas
  • Laurence Arpin
  • Flavie-Anne Boulerice
  • Sacha Lajoie
  • Terry Blaskovits
  • Audrey-Ann Lavoie
  • Manuel Lavoie-April
  • Simona Bene Watts[87]
  • Anna Henley
  • Marie-Danielle Duquette[92]
  • Rosemarie Dupont[93]
  • Nicolas Tremblay[93]
  • Abtin Ameri
  • Mana Moshkforoush
  • Camille Comtois
  • Michelle Janusz
2017Iva Demirova

Katherine Sirois

Frédéric LarocqueStefan HoroiNicolas Fillion

Gabrielle Martineau


Year / UniversityUniversity of New BrunswickDalhousie UniversityMemorial University
  • Brady Hooley
  • Dulanga Ranasinghe
  • Julia Pennell
  • Lauren Atkinson
  • Cole Walsh
  • Jivetesh S. Chhatwal
  • Maike van Niekerk
  • Akanksha Joshi - Dropped
  • Grace Marcoux
  • Brianna MacKeigan
  • Shuaijin Wang
  • Sonja Power
  • Allyson Evans
  • Victoria Somerton
  • Meriel Fitzgerald
  • Sakif Mohammed
  • Finnegan Kummer
  • Cassie Hall
  • Jack deGooyer
  • Bailey Tarrant
2017Madeleine Crawford

Nathan McNally

Kate Arpin

Brad Jones

Jessica Blatta

Zack Rooney



  1. ^"Schulich Leaders". The Schulich Foundation. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  2. ^Tristan Hopper. "Mining magnate's $100M gift launches 'Canadian Rhodes'". National Post. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  3. ^Valerie Hauch. "Philanthropist donates $100M for university scholarships". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  4. ^James Bradshaw. "Toronto philanthropist Schulich unveils $100-million scholarship'". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  5. ^Heather Amos. "Students receive $60,000 from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program to study at UBC". UBC. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  6. ^Simona Chiose. The Globe & Mail Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  7. ^"Schulich Leader Scholarships". UAlberta. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  8. ^"About The Scholarship". The Schulich Foundation. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  9. ^The Schulich Foundation Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  10. ^"Endowment to benefit Canadian, Israeli college students". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  11. ^"פילנתרופ יהודי קנדי מעניק מלגות בסכומי שיא לסטודנטים ישראלים בתחומי הטכנולוגיה". Scooper. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  12. ^, 2014-11-19
  13. ^Neil Corbett. "Maple Ridge secondary students in elite company". Maple Ridge News. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  14. ^Chris Bush. "BEST and BRIGHTEST: Elphinstone faces up to world's challenges". Nanaimo News Bulletin. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  15. ^Mike Beitz. "Central grad in rare company". Stratford Beacon Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  16. ^ abKim Pemberton. "Two Simon Fraser University students receive $60,000 each to cover the cost of their education". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  17. ^ abCharlie Smith. "How scholarships, awards, and subsidized travel are helping college and university students". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  18. ^Charlotte Prong Parkhill. "Spectacular Velocity". Kitchener Post. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  19. ^ ab"Incoming students awarded $60,000 from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program to study in STEM fields". UBC. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  20. ^Chris Bush. "Best & Brightest: Paul Kim". Nanaimo News Bulletin. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  21. ^ ab"2013/2014 Schulich Scholarships". The Ring. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  22. ^Tereza Verenca. "$80K scholarship for SFU Surrey student". The Now. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  23. ^ abCheyenne Bergenhenegouwen. "Community engagement pays off for new students". The Peak. Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  24. ^"Indo-Canadian Student Among SFU Leadership Scholarship Recipients". LINK. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  25. ^Cornelia Naylor. "Outstanding volunteer". Burnaby Now. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 
  26. ^Justin McElroy. "15-year-old entering UBC this year wins $80,000 scholarship". Global News. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  27. ^Cheryl Chan. "'Age doesn't matter': Prestigious scholarship helps 15-year-old begin studies at UBC". The Province. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  28. ^Charmaine de Silva. "Vancouver teen heads to UBC with $80,000 science scholarship". CKNW AM 980. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  29. ^"Vancouver teen heads to UBC with $80,000 science scholarship". Huffington Post BC. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  30. ^Arnold Lim. "Oak Bay High Valedictorian earns $80,000 UVic scholarship". Victoria News. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  31. ^Pat Kelly. "Presenting the BCSS Grad Class of 2014". Boundary Creek Times. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  32. ^Janaya Fuller-Evans. "Q&A: Salina Kung, student". Burnaby Now. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  33. ^ abSimona Chiose. "Schulich Leader Scholarship winners create network of STEM graduates". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  34. ^April Hudson. "Memorial Composite High School student wins prestigious scholarship". Sprucegrove Examiner. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  35. ^ abMichael Brown. "Two new Schulich Leaders bound for UAlberta". UAlberta News. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  36. ^ abKharl Prado. "Two Calgary student leaders earn Schulich Leader Scholarships for U of C". Beacon News. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  37. ^ abCasey Blais. "Two top high school students welcomed as Schulich Leaders". UToday. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  38. ^Dan Marcinkowski. "Strathmore High student Jonah Zankl receives scholarship". Strathmore Standard. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  39. ^Lindsey Enns. "Local teen 'in shock' after earning $72K in scholarships". Brandon Sun. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  40. ^ ab"Attracting the brightest, again". UofM Newsroom. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  41. ^Kirtan Dhunnoo, Danyka LeClair and Rohan Nuttall. "You don't win scholarships. You earn them. Don't mix that up". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
  42. ^Daren Zomerman. "Edmonton student wins Canada's largest scholarship". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  43. ^"Congratulations to Chelsea Hong!". Junior Achievement Alberta. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  44. ^"National Scholarship Winner". Father Lacombe High School. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  45. ^ abcde"Five SHAD Alumni are 2014 Canadian Schulich Leaders". Shad Valley. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  46. ^ ab"Students win top science scholarships". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  47. ^ abLasia Kretzel. "Two Sask. students win prestigious $80K scholarship". Newstalk 650 CKOM. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  48. ^ ab"Meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education"(PDF). Saskatoon Board of Education. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  49. ^"Saskatoon girl captures $80K engineering scholarship". CBC Saskatoon. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  50. ^Dan Falloon. "MBCI grad has sights set on MIT". Canstar The Hearld. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  51. ^Eoin Devereux. "Holland Student Receives National Scholarship". Portage. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  52. ^"Two University students receive Schulich Leader Scholarships". UCalgary. Retrieved 2015-09-10.