Schulich Leader Scholarships

The Schulich Leader Scholarships program recognizes students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, charisma, and creativity, and plan to study in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) area on either of UBC’s campuses during their undergraduate degree.

Schulich Leader Scholarships were created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich and are managed by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Mr. Schulich is a noted entrepreneur and philanthropist who believes strongly in supporting young people in their pursuit of science and technology.

Read about one Schulich Scholarship winner, Vivian Tsang, who describes how the scholarship helped her to fulfill her academic dreams, or discover the stories of other UBC Schulich Scholars in the video below:

Are you eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who is graduating from a Canadian high school, secondary school, or CEGEP in the 2021/2022 academic year.
  • Be nominated by your high school, secondary school, or CEGEP.
  • Meet the following criteria:
    1. Academic excellence; and
    2. 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.
  • 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).

Strong consideration will be given to students with financial need.

Eligible degree programs

To be eligible, you must apply to one of the STEM faculties listed below:

UBC’s Okanagan campus

  • Faculty of Applied Science (includes Engineering)
  • Faculty of Science

UBC’s Vancouver campus

  • Faculty of Applied Science (includes Engineering)
  • Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Faculty of Science

Award value

Schulich Leader Scholarships in Engineering are valued at $120,000. Recipients will receive annual payments of $30,000 over a period of four years if all renewal criteria are met.

Schulich Leader Scholarships in STEM faculties outside of Engineering are valued at $100,000. Recipients will receive annual payments of $25,000 over a period of four years if all renewal criteria are met.

How do you apply?

High school, secondary school, or CEGEP students in their final year of study are eligible to be selected by their respective schools as Schulich Leader nominees. High schools may nominate one student per year; CEGEPs may nominate up to four students.

For information on the application process, please visit the Schulich Leader Scholarships website.

When is the deadline?

The 2022/23 Schulich Leaders nomination period closes on January 26, 2022 in Canada. 

Nominees must submit a separate online Schulich Leader application by February 16, 2022. A link to this application will be emailed by representatives from the Schulich Leader Scholarships office. All letters of reference must be completed and received by the same date.

When will the winners be announced?

Schulich Leader Scholarship winners will be notified on or before June 15, 2022.