Brampton Student Awarded Largest Canadian Undergrad Scholarship for STEM


Congratulations goes out to a student who won a massive scholarship for new undergrads headed into their first year of university for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)! Bonus: she’s from Brampton.

Bramptonian Johann Sapim has officially received a whopping $100,000 scholarship to pursue her degree in Engineering at Queen’s University in the fall.

Schulich Leader Scholarships were launched in 2012. The $100 million program doles out 50 undergraduate scholarships each year, across top Canadian universities.

Twenty-five undergraduate scholarships, valued at $100,000, are given out to students pursuing Engineering degrees. The other 25 scholarships, valued at $80,000, are reserved for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology or Math.  

Belleville, Edmonton, and Laval are just a few of the other cities that these smart cookies hail from, and they’re attending universities like McMaster, the University of Toronto, and the University of Manitoba, in September.

For high school, Sapim attended Lycee Francais de Toronto, located in York Region. Lycee Francais de Toronto is a French international school with a population of less than 500 students. It’s the only one of its kind in Toronto that serves kids from Pre-K up until grade 12.

Schulich Leader scholarship recipients are the best and brightest STEM students in Canada,” said businessman and philanthropist Seymour 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.”

More than 1,300 leaders vie for this incredible scholarship. Having this financial burden off of their backs will surely help the 50 chosen leaders succeed. 

Here’s the full list of recipients for 2017:

We wish all of the leaders the best!

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