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– 2014 Schulich Leader Scholarships winners of $80,000 and $60,000 announced –

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The recipients of 40 Schulich Leader Scholarships are heading off to universities across Canada this September to pursue undergraduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

Created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich three years ago, the annual awards program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM disciplines in their future careers. This year, there were 1,147 Schulich Leader Nominees competing for the 40 awards. To date, the Scholarship has positively impacted 120 students from across Canada by distributing more than $7.6 million to Canadian students.

Two scholarship recipients are selected at each of the 20 participating universities. One undergraduate scholarship, valued at $80,000, is designated for a student pursuing a degree in an engineering program.  The second undergraduate scholarship, valued at $60,000, is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in a non-engineering based science, technology or mathematics program.

The 2014 Schulich Leaders are:








Name


Hometown


University


Area of Study








Emily Pass


Charlottetown, PE


University of Waterloo


Science

Amanda Rampertab


Oakville, ON


University of Waterloo


Engineering

Quinton Lowe


Cambridge, ON


University of Toronto


Engineering

Lukas Weese


Aurora, ON


University of Toronto


Science

Tayyaba Bhatti


Saskatoon, SK


Queen's University


Science

Elise Hewat


Kaslo, BC


Queen's University


Engineering

Pooja Srikanth


Milton, ON


McMaster University


Engineering

Marta Skreta


Toronto, ON


McMaster University


Science

Benjamin Congram


Stratford, ON


Western University


Engineering

Mark Krammer


Prince Albert, SK


Western University


Science

Vivian Tsang


Vancouver, BC


University of British Columbia


Science

Cheng Xie


Vancouver, BC


University of British Columbia


Engineering

Simona Bene Watts


Lee Creek, BC


McGill University


Science

Anna Henley


St. John's, NL


McGill University


Engineering

Clare McGrath


Woodstock, NB


University of Ottawa


Science

Charles Nellis


Sudbury, ON


University of Ottawa


Engineering

Kirtan Dhunnoo


Edmonton, AB


University of Alberta


Engineering

Chelsea Hong


Edmonton, AB


University of Alberta


Science

Janica Echavez


Calgary, AB


University of Calgary


Engineering

Lauren Hebert


De Winton, AB


University of Calgary


Science

Amanda MacLean


Elmsdale, NS


Dalhousie University


Engineering

Alysha Rose


Saanichton, BC


Dalhousie University


Science

Raaj Chatterjee


Surrey, BC


Simon Fraser University


Engineering

Nancy Lum


Burnaby, BC


Simon Fraser University


Science

Mohammed Abousaleh


Victoria, BC


University of Victoria


Engineering

Joshua Stimpson


Beaverdell, BC


University of Victoria


Science

Tushita Patel


Mississauga, ON


University of Saskatchewan


Science

Teah Zielinski


Saskatoon, SK


University of Saskatchewan


Engineering

Alexander Czehryn


Winnipeg, MB


University of Manitoba


Engineering

Kailee Rutherford


Holland, MB


University of Manitoba


Science

Sonja Power


Upper Tantallon, NS


University of New Brunswick


Engineering

Shuaijin Wang


Saint John, NB


University of New Brunswick


Science

Betty Seifu


Toronto, ON


York University


Engineering

Sherry Wong


Cambridge, ON


York University


Science

Jennifer Careen


Goulds, NL


Memorial University of Newfoundland


Engineering

Jennifer Tucker


St. Philip's, NL


Memorial University of Newfoundland


Science

Laurence Poirier-Blanchette


St-Hubert. QC


Université de Montréal


Science

Lucas Ruel


Wickham, QC


École Polytechnique de Montréal


Engineering

Ioana Fugaru


Québec, QC


Laval University


Science

Vincent Rocheleau


Rouyn-Noranda, QC


Laval University


Engineering

"We are creating the next generation of technology innovators," said Schulich. "A scholarship of this size will motivate high school students from across the country to pursue their dream and in the process help to ensure our country's economic competitiveness."

Schulich Leader Scholarships accept applications from every high school, secondary school and Cégep across Canada who can produce one candidate that demonstrates at least two of the following attributes: academic excellence, outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership and financial need.  Students can apply to become Nominees to compete for the 2015 Schulich Leader Scholarships starting October 1st, 2014.

About Schulich Leader Scholarships
Created in 2011 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, Schulich Leader Scholarships are 75 undergraduate scholarships awarded annually to students pursuing undergraduate studies in STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This $100 million endowment fund is creating the next generation of technology innovators in Canada and Israel. Schulich Leader Scholarships are fully funded by The Schulich Foundation.  The administration of the program is a function of the Jewish Foundation of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

For more information about the Schulich Leaders Scholarship and each recipient visit http://schulichleaders.com/

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