Seymour Schulich, a noted entrepreneur and philanthropist, believes that Canada and Israel’s future is dependent on leadership in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Schulich Leader Scholarships were created to support and encourage young people to embrace STEM disciplines in their future careers, helping to propel our nation’s economy.
Graduating high school, secondary school and Cégep (in Quebec) students planning to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at select Canadian universities are eligible to be nominated by their respective schools as a Schulich Leader Nominee. Each of the 20 participating universities will select their two Schulich Leaders from a pool of Schulich Leader Nominees who have selected their university on the Schulich Leaders application.
High schools and secondary schools (not including Quebec) are invited to appoint one Schulich Leader Nominee from their student body. Cégeps (in Quebec) may select two nominees each. Using the eligibility criteria listed below, each school will establish its own process for making this selection. Once a Schulich Leader Nominee has been selected, the high school, secondary school or Cégep (in Quebec) will forward the online nomination form to UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, which will include the following information:
Schulich Leader Nominees are selected by the Canadian high schools, secondary schools and Cégeps (in Quebec) from students who are intending to study STEM subjects in university. The student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, be in their final year of high school, secondary school or Cégep (in Quebec), and possess at least two of the three following attributes:
Only Schulich Leader Nominees applying to or intending to apply to participating universities by March 1, 2014 are eligible to be selected as Schulich Leaders. In 2014, each participating university may select two Schulich Leaders.
To win the appointment of a Schulich Leader Nominee indicates an important distinction from your school. Like other special award nominees, Schulich Leader Nominees will be among a select group of esteemed national scholars. In addition to being invited to participate in science and technology networks, Schulich Leader Nominees will be able to include the Schulich Leader Nominee designation on their resumes and curriculum vitae.
Only Schulich Leader Nominees are eligible to become Schulich Leaders.
Schulich Leader Scholarships are valued at $60,000 and will be paid to the Schulich Leaders in annual payments of $15,000 over a period of four years (*$20,000 over a period of 3 years at Quebec-based participating universities for Cégep graduates).
A list of all participating universities can be found here.
Please visit the university page and click on the logos of the universities of interest. A pop-up window listing all eligible programs will appear..
Four Schulich Leaders are selected only if ALL students are graduates and Schulich Leader Nominees of a Cégep. University partners based in Québec may distribute 4 x $30,000 scholarships to Québec-based Schulich Leader Nominees or 2 x $60,000 to two out of province Schulich Leader Nominees or 1 x $60,000 and 2 x $30,000 to one out of province student and two Québec-based students. As a result of the french-speaking background of these universities, Québec-based Schulich Leader Nominees have a greater chance to win a scholarship at these university partners than all other universities in the program.
All public and private high schools, secondary schools and Cégeps across Canada are eligible to submit one Schulich Leader Nominee for their school. In Quebec, only Cégeps are eligible to select Schulich Leader Nominees.
Twenty Canadian universities participate in the program. Each university may select two students each to receive the scholarship, for a total of 40 scholarships in 2013.
Once a candidate receives the Schulich Leader designation and the accompanying scholarship, it is for a four-year period. However, the scholarship may be withdrawn by the university if the student fails to obtain sufficient grades to pass a year, commits a felony, withdraws from full-time attendance at the university or changes his or her area of study away from the STEM areas.
If the scholarship is withdrawn before the candidate has completed his or her full term of studies, the university shall have the right to distribute any funds remaining in its possession as a result of the withdrawal of the scholarship to fund bursaries for the benefit of needy students who are registered in the STEM areas of study within the university.
The deadline for Schulich Leader Nominee submission for the 2013 program Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
All 2014 Schulich Leader Nominees must submit their Schulich Leaders applications by Monday, February 24, 2014.
The 2014 Schulich Leaders will be selected by each university by mid-June 2014. However, the universities may make offers to their desired Schulich Leaders before then.
Schulich Leader Nominees may apply to become Schulich Leaders at any or all of the participating universities where they have submitted formal applications or intend to submit a formal application to enroll in undergraduate study in a STEM area. Note, if you select a university that you intend to apply to, you must officially apply to that university by March 1, 2014.
The Schulich Leader Scholarships program does not set any restrictions on a student’s eligibility to win other awards or honours.
Subject to the respective university policies, Schulich Leaders may defer the scholarship for a period of up to one year.
If you accept an offer to one university and receive the scholarship at another, you should still be able to accept the scholarship offer and attend the university where you received the scholarship. However, as each university has their own policies we suggest you speak to them first before submitting a formal acceptance agreement.
When we receive notice that a university has selected and finalized their Schulich Leaders we will post that information in both the Important News section of our website and on our Facebook page. We will also send out bi-weekly updates if we have received any to all School Nominators and Schulich Leader Nominees.
That is entirely dependent on the university. To receive up-to-date information on the status of the selection process, please check the Important News section of our website and our Facebook page, as we will post which universities have finalized their Schulich Leaders as we receive that information.
That is entirely dependent on the university. It may be by telephone, email or any other form of communication they see fit.
All Schulich Leaders must be finalized by mid-June 2014. The latest date of acceptance for the scholarship may vary from each university.
Schulich Leader Nominees do not have to accept the first scholarship offer they receive. Nominees can decide to wait and see if they receive offers to other universities as well. However, the participating universities are allowed to put out a scholarship offer with an acceptance deadline. If you receive an offer from one university but would like to wait and see if you receive additional offers, we suggest checking the Important News section of our website and our facebook page, as we will post which universities have finalized their Schulich Leaders as we receive that information. If there is a particular university you have a special interest in we suggest following up with them directly as well.