Schulich Leader Scholarships are undergraduate entrance scholarships for students enrolling in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas of study at selected universities in Canada. (There is also a sister program in Israel.) The program’s founder, Seymour Schulich, a noted entrepreneur and philanthropist, believes that Canada’s future lies in leadership committed to science and technology. The Schulich Leader Scholarships are intended to support and encourage young people's passions in scientific research and innovation. The scholarship program is administered by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. The selection of Schulich Leaders at McGill University is carried out by the Scholarships and Student Aid Office.
Schulich Leader Scholarships in Engineering are valued at $80,000 total. Schulich Leaders in Engineering will receive annual payments of $20,000 over a period of four years if all renewal criteria are met.
Schulich Leader Scholarships in Science are valued at $60,000 total. Schulich Leaders in Science will receive annual payments of $15,000 over a period of four years if all renewal criteria are met. CEGEP students completing only three years of study in Science will receive $20,000 per annum.
High schools and secondary schools outside of Quebec and CEGEPs in Quebec select Schulich Leader Nominees from their graduating student body. High schools may nominate one student per year; CEGEPs may nominate two students.
Nominees must also submit formal applications for admission to McGill University by its stated deadline dates.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and possess two of the following three attributes:
- Academic excellence
- Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
- Evidence of financial need
STEM programs at McGill
Programs in the STEM areas are offered by the following faculties/schools at McGill:
- Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Science
- McGill School of Environment
The nomination process opens on November 1st, 2014 and closes on February 2nd, 2015.
For detailed information on the nomination and application processes, please visit the Schulich Leader Scholarships website.