How It Works

School appoints representative to submit nominee and spearhead nomination process

School displays promotional materials to notify staff and students (English, French)

School representative submits nominee
(due February 1, 2018)

Nominee submits scholarship application
(due February 22, 2018)

Universities review applications and make offers
(March 1-June 15, 2018)


  • Graduate high school or Cégep in the 2017/2018 academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Plan to enroll in STEM at one of our partner universities
  • Meet at least two of the following criteria:
    • Academic excellence
    • Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
    • Financial need
  • Not planning a career as a medical practitioner


School representative submits nomination online. Email if you are not on our electronic mailing list and we will send you the link. Nomination deadline is February 1, 2018. Nomination form requires:

  • Name and contact information for your school
  • Name and contact information for your nominee

All nominations are verified by the Schulich Leader Scholarships office. Once a nomination is verified the student is sent a link to the scholarship application.


Scholarship application deadline is February 22, 2018.

Application includes:

  • The universities they wish to attend
  • Their top three achievements (academic or other)
  • 600 word essay demonstrating why they should win
  • Optional 250 word essay to outline extenuating circumstances
  • Short answer to identify where they see themselves in 10 years
  • Two single-page letters of reference that include email and telephone contact information for verification
  • Copy of up-to-date transcript, credit counsel summary or detailed academic report
  • Headshot profile image for publicity


Universities select Schulich Leader scholarship recipients using their own rubric. All winners are confirmed by June 15, 2018.