2022|23 Schulich Leader STEM Scholarships (Canada Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 
Several universities

Type of degree: 
Bachelor’s

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 26th of January, 2022

Scholarship Summary: 
Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. Up to one hundred scholarships are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school Canadian graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
The following are criteria for eligibility;
i. Graduating high school or cegep in Canada in the 2021/2022 academic year
ii. Canadian citizen or permanent resident
iii. Plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at one of the Canadian partner institutions
iv. Demonstrate the following criteria
    a. Academic excellence
    b. Leadership, charisma and creativity
    Strong consideration will be given to applicants with financial need
v. Be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the following focus areas;
    a. Technology
    b. Engineering
    c. Entrepreneurship and business enterprise
    d. Applied scientific research

Value of Scholarship:  
The Schulich Leader Scholarships are valued as follows;
i. 50 awards valued at CAD$100,000 available for engineering courses
ii. 50 awards valued at CAD$80,000 available for science and math courses

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;
i. Eligible applicants must be nominated by their high school guidance counselor by January 26, 2022; every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student and cegeps can nominate four.
The nomination form requires:
a. Name and contact information of the school
b. Name and contact information of the school’s nominee
All nominations are verified by the Schulich Leader Scholarships office.

ii. If nominated, you will receive an email from Schulich Leader Scholarships with the link to your online scholarship application.
The online application includes;
a. Contact information for two referees who will upload reference letters in support of the nomination.
    - Note: Once the Nominee submits the completed scholarship application, each referee will receive an email to an online reference request form.
    - All letters of reference and scholarship applications must be completed and received by the February 16, 2022 deadline
b. The universities you wish to attend
c. Your top three achievements (academic or other)
    - 50 words maximum per achievement
d. Essay demonstrating why you should win
    - 60 words maximum 
e. Optional essay to outline extenuating circumstances
    - 250 words maximum 
c. Short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years
    - 50 words maximum 

iii. Universities select their Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients using their own rubric and adjudication committee
    - Winners confirmed: March 1 – June 15, 2022

Scholarship Website: 
Find more information on this scholarship opportunity at the Schulich Leader Scholarships Page.