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Students at University of Toronto receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

September 6, 2017

Toronto, ON – Andres Lombo, Aiden Aird, Carl Pinter and Jack Stanley have been named The University of Toronto’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in their future careers. This year, there were over 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees from across Canada vying for 50 scholarships, valued at up to $100,000 each. Since inception, 270 students have received this celebrated scholarship.

Aiden Aird, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, Ontario, Aird will be entering the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering this fall.

Andres Lombo, 17, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas, in Oakville, ON, Lombo will be entering the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering this fall.

Carl Pinter, 17, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Cornerstone Christian School in Moose Jaw, SK, Pinter will be entering the Faculty of Arts & Science this fall to study neurology.

Jack Stanley, 18, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Oak Bay Secondary in Victoria, BC, Stanley will be entering the Faculty of Arts & Science this fall to study microbiology and molecular genetics.

Schulich Leader scholarship recipients are the best and brightest STEM students in Canada,” says Schulich.  I truly believe that many of these students 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. They are the next generation of technology innovators.”

About Schulich Leader Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating universities in Canada and Israel. 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 fund in 2011 to encourage our best and brightest students to become the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation.

This program awards 100 scholarships annually, valued at more than $7million.  High schools across the country put forth more than 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees who were vying for 50 Canadian scholarships. Schulich Leaders can devote their full time and attention to their studies, as all of their financial needs are covered over the course of their degree. Canada’s highest potential students are winning these scholarships and will make remarkable contributions to society.

About University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. Our students have the opportunity to learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through our multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners. The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 500,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world.

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David Goodman
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Dara Newton
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