Schulich Leadership Scholarships are entrance awards for high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating Canadian universities. Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich created the scholarship program in 2011. This year, there were more than 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees from across Canada vying for 50 scholarships, valued at up to $100,000 each. Wilson and Nolan have joined the ranks of over 270 students who received this scholarship to date.
Wilson, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon, Wilson will be entering the College of Engineering this fall. She is committed to her community, working as an assistant with a dance group specialized for children with physical and cognitive disabilities, and also serving as a camp counsellor. Wilson made honour roll throughout high school while also participating in basketball, cross-country, and track and field. Wilson will pursue an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, with future plans to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical engineering.
“After finishing my degrees, I hope to work in this field (biomedical engineering) by designing prosthetic limbs and advancing bio-medical technology to aid people’s movement and help them live full and abundant lives,” said Wilson.
Nolan, 18, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School in Calgary, Nolan has held numerous leadership positions with many organizations including the Calgary’s Mayoral Youth Council and the Canadian Cadet Organization, while also being an advocate for head injury awareness and safety, having suffered a head injury herself. Nolan will be entering the College and Arts and Science to study environmental biology.
“I plan to work as an environmental scientist establishing an ecological venture, which could be similar to a carbon offset model,” said Nolan. “The generous philanthropy of Mr. Seymour Schulich will serve to remind me of my duty to care for my community and my environment.”
“Schulich Leader scholarship recipients are the best and brightest STEM students in Canada,” said Schulich. “I truly believe that many of these students will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale. With their university expenses covered, they can focus their time on their studies, research projects, extracurriculars, and entrepreneurial ventures. They are the next generation of technology innovators.”
For more information, visit schulichleaders.com.
(Photos of Wilson and Nolan are available upon request)
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