Schulich Leader Scholarship

Aakankshya Kharel

Value: $80,000 to $100,000

The Schulich Leader Scholarship is a competition for Canadian high school students enrolling in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) program in university.

The U of A is a great choice for Schulich Leaders - we offer the kind of research-based environment where you can be challenged and thrive!

The value of this scholarship depends on what program you are entering:

  • $100,000 over four years for students entering an Engineering program
  • $80,000 over four years for students entering a Science, Technology, or Mathematics program

Eligibility

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who is graduating from a Canadian high school, secondary school, or CEGEP.
  • Be nominated by your high school, secondary school, or CEGEP.
  • Have Academic Excellence, Leadership, Charisma, and Creativity.
  • Be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the focus areas of technology, engineering, entrepreneurship and business enterprise, and applied scientific research.
  • Strong consideration will be given to students with financial need.
  • Not be pursuing a career as a practicing physician and/or medical researcher (e.g., doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, optometrist, etc), and not intend to become a professor and conduct theoretical research.
  • Not be focusing on activism (i.e., environmental, political, or societal).
Visit Schulich Leaders website

Application process

  1. Get nominated by your high school counsellor by January 27, 2021
  2. The nomination form must be completed and submitted by your high school counsellor or other school administrator. Only one student can be nominated per high school (four per CEGEP).
  3. Apply to the Schulich competition by February 17, 2021

If you are verified as the nominee for your school, you will be sent a link to the scholarship application form; on this form, indicate that you wish to attend the University of Alberta. (You will also need to apply for admission to the University of Alberta.) If your application is selected by the Schulich competition, it will be forwarded to us for review.

For more information on the application and nomination process, please visit the Schulich Leaders website.

The University of Alberta will select our Schulich Leaders; successful candidates will be notified in March. In 2020, 100 scholarships were awarded across 20 partner Universities.


Eligible STEM programs

Eligible programs can be found on the Schulich Leaders website.

Renewal Requirements

To remain eligible for this award in your first year, you must maintain full-time registration in your STEM program. To receive the annual renewals, you will need to meet the minimum renewal requirements (2.0 GPA on a full normal course load in your program). For more information, see the Schulich Leaders website.

Annual report

You must also submit (via the Registrar's Office) an annual report in May to the donor organization. Annual reports must include:

  • Your name
  • Your STEM program
  • Confirmation of continuing eligibility for the upcoming academic year
  • Proof of enrolment in the upcoming academic year for:
    • An off-campus work-study or co-op program, or
    • An exchange or study-abroad program
  • Any information pertaining to the default of the award conditions

Award promotion

Schulich Leaders are required to participate in promotional efforts, including photo shoots, news stories, and social media / web features, as required by the University of Alberta and the Schulich Leaders competition.