John Abbott College – Student awarded Canada’s largest undergraduate scholarship
Schulich Leader Scholarships support Canada’s top talent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue (Quebec) – May 25th 2023 – Kevin He, a soon-to-be graduate of the Arts & Science program at John Abbott College, has been selected to receive a $120,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at McGill University.
As a graduate of John Abbott College in Montreal, Québec, He will be entering the “Software Engineering with Co-op” program at McGill University in the Fall.
When asked to give his insight into being selected for this award, He notes:
“My goal in life has always been to become a well-rounded individual by actively seeking opportunities to forge connections and explore new interests. This desire was one of the reasons I transitioned from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf to John Abbott College, as I wished to establish new connections in an entirely different environment. Being part of the Schulich Leaders will allow me to cultivate even broader perspectives through interactions with the other 99 leaders throughout Canada. Receiving this scholarship signifies that I cannot give up on the skills I have acquired through various extracurricular activities and leadership roles. Above all, being awarded this scholarship will help alleviate some of the financial burden I place on my parents. I am aware that my involvement in numerous activities makes me an expensive child, but I am relieved that they can now focus on addressing their financial difficulties without considering me as a contributing factor.”
“This will/should inspire more student applicants to submit their nominations in the future. The application process comes at a busy examination time toward the latter part of the fall term. And so, the student body would see Kevin as a trailblazer, someone who managed to focus on his studies and find the needed time to complete a comprehensive application, and win!”, says Anthony Haddad on his nomination of Kevin He.
This year, the value of the scholarship has increased to address the increased cost of living across Canada. A total of 100 scholarships are being awarded – 50 engineering scholarships valued at $120,000 each and 50 science, technology or math scholarships valued at $100,000 each.
“We are proud to celebrate the continued success of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada. This group of outstanding students will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer and 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 entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators,” says program founder Mr. Schulich.
About Schulich Leader Scholarships Canada
Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established this $100+ million scholarship fund in 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to become Schulich Leader Scholars: the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.
Through The Schulich Foundation, these prestigious entrance scholarships are awarded to 100 high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at 20 partner universities in Canada. Every high school in Canada can submit one Schulich Leader Nominee per academic year based on academic excellence in STEM, entrepreneurial leadership and financial need.
About The Schulich Foundation
The Schulich Foundation is one of Canada’s largest foundations, having donated in excess of $350 million. Seymour Schulich established and funded The Schulich Foundation. He holds Canada’s highest civilian award, the Order of Canada, and is among Canada’s greatest philanthropists. Having benefited greatly from a scholarship that enabled him to do his MBA, Mr. Schulich has built a well-earned reputation as a champion for education and access to education in Canada and around the world. The Schulich Foundation has endowed university faculties of business, engineering, medicine, law, education, music, chemistry, nursing and dentistry, libraries, dormitories, courtyards, medical health centers, lecture and music halls. Over 6,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students in Schulich Schools.
The Foundation’s largest initiative is the $200 million Schulich Leaders Scholarships program, spanning 25 universities across Canada and Israel, in support of students pursuing STEM education.
For more information visit: schulichleaders.com
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