Schulich Leader Scholarships

The Schulich Leader Scholarships program recognizes students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics and community leadership, 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 the qualities common to Schulich Scholars.

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.
  • Be nominated by your high school, secondary school, or CEGEP.
  • Possess at least two of the three following attributes:
    1. Leadership (community, business, or entrepreneurial)
    2. Academic excellence
    3. Financial need
  • Be entrepreneurial-minded, intending to pursue a career in technology, innovation, engineering, and scientific research.
  • Not be pursuing a career in medicine (practicing physician) or medical research.

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 Arts and Science (provided you register in a Bachelor of Science degree)

UBC’s Vancouver campus

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

Award value

Schulich Leader Scholarships in 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.

Schulich Leader Scholarships in STEM faculties outside of Engineering are valued at $80,000. Recipients will receive annual payments of $20,000 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 two students.

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

When is the deadline?

The 2019 Schulich Leaders nomination period opens on September 8, 2018 and will close on January 30, 2019 in Canada. 

Nominees must submit a separate online Schulich Leader application by February 20, 2019. A link to this application will be emailed by representatives from the Schulich Leader Scholarships office.

When will the winners be announced?

Schulich Leader Scholarship winners will be notified on or before June 14, 2019.