Largest Canadian STEM Scholarship!

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, April 27, 2020 --- Kiara Bergagnini has been selected to receive an $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Science at Dalhousie University. A graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Bergagnini will be entering the Bachelor of Science program this Fall. Bergagnini was selected by her school team for her outstanding Academic achievements. This is the 2nd Nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship at St. Ignatius High School.

Given the unparalleled current disruption, there is a much greater need for students to get financial support in order to pursue their university education. This year, The Schulich Foundation has decided to award an additional 50 scholarships, for a total of 100.

“Schulich Leader Scholarships are the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world. 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. 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. They are the next generation of technology innovators,” says Mr. Schulich.

From Kiara:
When I found out I was selected as a Schulich Leader I was in shock and disbelief. Throughout high school, I have always tried to give a hundred percent to my studies with the philosophy that my future self would thank me later. Receiving this scholarship
has shown me that all of my hard work and dedication was worth the sacrifices I had to make along the way. I am extremely thankful to be recognized and provided with this generous scholarship which will allow me to pursue my passions and give back to the community without being weighed down by the financial burden created by university.

From St. Ignatius:
Having Kiara receive this prestigious award reinforces the importance in academics for our students. It also emphasizes the impact that our students can have on a national scale when they commit to their studies. Congratulations also goes out to the dedicated teachers and staff who worked with Kiara throughout her years in the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board and Holy Cross School, Bishop E.Q. Jennings Senior Elementary School and St. Ignatius High School.

About Schulich Leader Scholarships Canada
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 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to become Schulich Leader Scholars: the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.

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