Congratulations go to Ellen Perry, a Grade 12 student at North Bay École secondaire publique Odyssée, who earned a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship, called "the world's most coveted scholarship."
Fifty are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Twenty-five are valued at $100,000 for engineering scholarships and 25 are valued at $80,000* for science and math scholarships.
Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship.
Perry is part of a group of Canadian students who will receive one of the scholarships awarded to students enrolled in an engineering program.
She will continue her studies at Ottawa University in September 2019.
"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 Schulich Leader Scholarship fund in 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to be the next entrepreneurial-minded pioneers of science and technology innovation," according to the group's website.