Ten Schulich Leader Scholarships awarded to students at Queen’s

Left to right – Top row: Emma Davison, Abdellah Ghassel, Emanuel Piccininni, Dajung Yoon, Rabab Azeem; Bottom Row: Liyi Ma, Sharaf Khan, Nazanin Soghrati, Catie Austin, Shashank Ojha

Queen’s University will have ten future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math attending this fall, thanks to Canada’s most prestigious STEM scholarships.

Schulich Leader Scholarships, worth up to $100,000, was launched in 2012 by Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich as a way to help the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded technology innovators, Queen’s University said in a press release dated Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

With the increase in the number of scholarships available across Canada, Queen’s is able to award ten (10) scholarships this year, up from four (4) scholarships awarded last year. According to the release, Queen’s has awarded 36 Schulich Leader Scholarships since the program started in 2012.

“Queen’s and the Schulich Foundation share the goal of developing innovators and leaders who aspire to change not only Canada, but the world,” said Ann Tierney, Queen’s University Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. “Thank you to the Schulich Foundation for providing students from across the country with this opportunity.  We are honoured these 10 talented students have chosen to continue their studies at Queen’s.”

The 10 Schulich Leaders attending Queen’s this fall are:

  • Catie Austin, Brantford, Ont., School of Computing
  • Rabab Azeem, Barrie, Ont., Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Emma Davison, Goderich, Ont., Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Abdellah Ghassel, Kingston, Ont., Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Sharaf Khan, Scarborough, Ont., School of Computing
  • Liyi Ma, Guelph, Ont., Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Shashank Ojha, East York, Ont., Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Emanuel Piccininni, Nobleton, Ont., Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Nazanin Soghrati, Richard Hill, Ont., Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Dajung Yoon, Drayton, Ont., School of Computing

“With 100 outstanding students selected in Canada this year, it is all but guaranteed that this group will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer,” said Seymour Schulich, Canadian businessman and philanthropist. “These future leaders 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.”

To learn more about Schulich Leaders, and for a complete list of students awarded scholarships, visit https://www.schulichleaders.com/.

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