How It Works

Step 1 School: Select your Nominee

Get the word out

  • All high schools and Cégeps across Canada are eligible
  • Display promotional materials.
    (Download the posters: Version one and Version two)
  • Notify staff and graduating students about the program.

Select your Schulich Leader Nominee

  • Nominees must possess at least two of three criteria:
    • Academic Excellence
    • Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
    • Financial Need
  • Nominees must be entrepreneurial minded, intending to pursue a career in:
    • Technology
    • Innovation
    • Engineering
    • Scientific Research (Research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses)
  • In addition, to qualify, Nominees must:
    • Graduate high school or Cégep in the 2016/2017 academic year
    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Enroll at one of our partner universities
  • We are NOT looking for students pursuing careers in:
    • Medicine (Practicing Physician)
    • Medical Research (Research conducted to aid and support the development of knowledge in the field of medicine)

Submit your one Nomination by February 1, 2017

(Cégeps can submit two nominees)

  • Access Nomination form. Email if you are not on our electronic mailing list and we will send you the link
  • Choose a school staff member to submit the Nomination
  • Nomination form includes:
    • Name and contact information for your school
    • Name and contact information for your Nominee
  • Student takes action:
    • Your Nominee will receive an email with a link to the Schulich Leader Scholarship Application.

Step 2 Student: Complete Schulich Leader Scholarship Application

Application requires:

  • Universities where the Nominee wants to attend
  • List of top three achievements (academic or other)
  • 600 word essay demonstrating why they should win
  • Optional 250 word essay to outline extenuating circumstances
  • Two letters of reference (at least one from a school staff member). Letters must be:
    • Maximum 1 page in length
    • Addressed to Schulich Leader Scholarships Selection Committee
    • Include Referee telephone number and email address for verification purposes
  • Copy of an up-to-date transcript or credit counsel summary
  • Headshot profile image for marketing purposes

Schulich Leader scholarship Application due February 22, 2017

Step 3 Universities: Select Schulich Leaders using their own rubric

  • Review scholarship applications starting March 1, 2017
  • Offers will be made between March 1 & June 15, 2017
  • All Schulich Leaders are finalized by June 15, 2017