Schulich Leader Scholarship

  • SchulichSchulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) programs at our 20 Canadian partner universities.
  • 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 program in 2012. This program encourages our best and brightest students to be the next entrepreneurial-minded pioneers of STEM innovation.


  • Graduate high school in the 2019/2020 academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be entrepreneurial-minded and plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at one of our partner universities (view eligible programs at
  • Meet at least two of the following criteria:
  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership (entrepreneurial or community)
  • Financial need
  • Not planning a career as a medical practitioner or researcher. This includes doctors, dentists, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, optometrists, etc. This scholarship is for entrepreneurial-minded innovators outside of the medical community.

The school nominates one student to be a Schulich Leader Nominee.

How to Apply: By November 30, 2019, please submit the following to Ms. Prince:

  • The universities you wish to attend
  • Your top three achievements (academic or other) – 50 words maximum per achievement
  • Essay demonstrating why you should win – 600 words maximum
  • Short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years – 50 words maximum
  • Two single-page letters of reference that include email and telephone contact information for verification