Congratulations to Anish Aggarwal of Vincent Massey Secondary School, recipient of a 2020 Schulich Leader Scholarship.
Secondary School student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship
For this year, number of
scholarships doubles to 100
Windsor June 5, 2020 ---Anish
Aggarwal has been selected to receive an $ 80 000 Schulich Leader
Scholarship to Computer
Science at the University Of Waterloo.
A graduate of Vincent Massey Secondary School in Windsor Ontario, Anish will be entering the
Computer Science program this Fall. Aggarwal was selected by Julia Zuk for his
outstanding academic and extra curricular achievements. Anish is a great
student who gives back to the community.
He founded and runs the Code Reach program at Massey introducing Elementary
students to coding in computer science.
Anish participate in numerous Hack A-thons, he has established Massey’
first chapter of Canadian Young Physicist, and he is a lead member of the
computer science club. This is the second Nominee to win a Schulich Leader
Scholarship at Massey
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
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.
How will this scholarship change things for you?
Being a Schulich leader connects me with passionate and diverse
STEM scholars, who I hope to collaborate with to broaden my knowledge. Since
high school, I have participated in numerous computer science related
extracurricular activities, from hack-a-thons to coding community outreach
programs, because they better developed my knowledge and skills. Therefore, I
hope to use my recognition as a Schulich leader to continue learning beyond the
four-walls of the classroom, because, for me, that is how life-long skills are
How did it feel to receive the notice of offer for the
After receiving the notice of offer for
the scholarship, I felt a mixture of emotions, including disbelief, pride, and
appreciation. My passion for computer science and my efforts through
extra-curricular activities was recognized. I immediately told my family, friends
and teachers who supported me through this process. Due to their support,
leadership, and collaboration, I was able to be awarded this great title. I
hope that I, too, can inspire other students in my community to seek
opportunities beyond the classroom.
How will this
scholarship help you reach your goals?
Being a Schulich leader will help support my interest in coding
and creating programs with my own hands. I hope to be able to create new
technologies with a large focus on deepening the user-technology experience. I
believe that this scholarship will open up resources and opportunities to work
with other like-minded individuals, with whom I can develop experiences and
skills to reach my goals.
What distinguishes this student from others to receive such
a prestigious honour?
Anish is an excellent student,
his performance in the class room is unrivaled but, that is not the only thing that makes
him special; Anish inspires the students around him to do better. He encourages, helps and is kind
to everyone. He wants to share his passion
for computer science and that is why he teaches 300 Elementary students coding
weekly, and why Anish’s programs are focused on helping others. Anish is one of the strongest
academic students we have at Massey but his desire and passion for computer
science are stronger.
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.
Through The Schulich Foundation,
these prestigious entrance
scholarships are awarded to 100 high school graduates this year,
enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
undergraduate program at 20 partner universities in Canada. Every high school in Canada can submit
one Schulich Leader Nominee per academic year based on academic excellence in
STEM, entrepreneurial leadership and financial need.
For more information visit: schulichleaders.com
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