Georges.P. Vanier Secondary’s Theodore Lemay has been selected to receive $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study engineering at Queen’s University.
The graduate will be entering the engineering program this fall. Lemay was selected by the Georges P. Vanier Bursary Committee for his outstanding academic achievements. This is the first nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship at Georges P. Vanier.
Given the unprecedented challenges this year in Canada, there will be an additional 50 scholarships, for a total of 100.
“We are proud to celebrate 10 years of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world. This group of 100 outstanding students will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer and 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 entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators,” program founder Seymour Schulich said in a news release.
Lemay said he was shocked and humbled upon hearing news that he had received the scholarship.
“I’m really excited to go to university in the fall and I’m grateful for all the support from my family, coaches and teachers,” he added.