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Apply for one of Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships!

Have you heard of the Schulich Leader Scholarship?


If you’re a student looking to apply to a STEM related field in university, you may want to know more about this esteemed Canadian Schulich Leader Scholarship in greater detail.


As we’ve written about before, there are hundreds, if not thousands of scholarships available to prospective undergraduate students. With that said, not all scholarships are equal -and there is more to it than exceptional grades.



The Schulich Leader Scholarship


What Is the Schulich Leader Scholarship?


The Schulich Leader Scholarship is one of Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. It is granted to entrepreneurially oriented high school graduates pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math program in one of 20 partner universities across the country.

[the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, McMaster University, McGill University, Queen’s University, Western University Canada, The University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Dalhousie University, University of Ottawa, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, York University, University of New Brunswick, University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, Memorial University, Universite de Montreal, Universite Laval][1]


How Many People Get the Schulich Leader Scholarship?


While there are 300,000+ high school candidates yearly, only 1,500 students get nominated. And out of those 1,500 nominees, the Schulich Leader Scholarship is awarded to only 100 high school graduates.


How Much Is and How Does the Schulich Scholarship Work?


The Schulich Scholarship was launched in 2012 and is estimated at $100+ million. Established by Seymour Schulich, this program aims to support exceptional, entrepreneurial, and innovative young minds with the financial support they need to realize their educational goals. This scholarship fund provides $120,000 over four years for students pursuing a degree in engineering and $100,000 over four years for students pursuing a degree in science, technology, or math.






How Much Is and How Does the Schulich Scholarship Work?


The Schulich Scholarship was launched in 2012 and is estimated at $100+ million. Established by Seymour Schulich, this program aims to support exceptional, entrepreneurial, and innovative young minds with the financial support they need to realize their educational goals. This scholarship fund provides $120,000 over four years for students pursuing a degree in engineering and $100,000 over four years for students pursuing a degree in science, technology, or math.



How Do I Get a Schulich Scholarship?


The first step to receiving the Schulich Scholarship is to confirm your eligibility.

The requirements are as follows:


● Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident graduating from a Canadian high school, secondary school, or CEGEP.


● Demonstrate academic excellence (GPA from 80 to 90%+), leadership, charisma, and creativity.


● Be entrepreneurial minded with the intention to pursue a career in technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, and business enterprise, or applied scientific research.


● Plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at one of the 20 partner universities [2].


● Be nominated by your high school, secondary school, or CEGEP.

The Schulich Scholarship does not consider high school graduates pursuing:


● Environmental, political, or societal activism.


● Professions like practicing physicians and medical researchers (doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, etc.).


● Becoming a professor and conducting theoretical research.

*Strong consideration is granted to students with financial needs. [3]




The nomination deadline is set for January 31 then nominees are required to submit their scholarship applications by February 21. Then, universities make offers from March 7 to June 15. Each school has a different nomination process so you might want to ask your guidance/university counsellor or principal what to expect.

The application process includes a 50-word description of your top three achievements for the activity summary, a 600-word essay demonstrating why you should win the scholarship, a 50-word description of where you see yourself in 10 years, in addition to two letters of reference from a teacher, coach, or supervisor. You also have the option to add a 250-word essay on your financial situation and the challenges you and your family have faced or are facing [4].


After reading about this major STEM scholarship, we hope you’re more intrigued to plan and draft your application. Scholarships can be a great way to fund your university education and realize your academic goals all while adding to your student resume.




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