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Three UGDSB students awarded Schulich Leader Scholarship

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – Three Upper Grand District School Board Students were recently announced as winners of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship.

Now in its 10th year, the Schulich Leader Scholarship is awarded to 100 students across Canada each year by partner universities. Each student is awarded funds to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

This scholarship gives Canadian students $80,000-$100,000 to use toward their post-secondary studies.

Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute student Andrew D. was awarded the scholarship to be used at the University of Waterloo where he will be pursuing Computer Science through the school’s co-op program.

According to his teacher Adam Wallace, “Andy is the most impressive mathematics student I have taught in my 12-year career. He is a well-balanced young man who excels in many pursuits and consistently seeks new challenges. Andy is exceedingly kind and genuine, while remaining humble and confident in his abilities.”

Also awarded this scholarship, Louise T. is a graduating student from Centre Wellington District High School and will be using the scholarship at Queens University.

One of Louise’s teachers, Tim King, said, “I’ve always been impressed with Louise’s breadth and development of technological skill, but the biggest thrill for me this year was seeing Louise assume a leadership role on her CyberTitan team and then again in co-op and now in software engineering.  This aptly named scholarship is not only going to a very technically gifted student, but also a budding leader who exhibits the very best leadership habits.”

The third recipient of this scholarship is Norwell District Secondary School student Daniel W. Daniel plans to use his scholarship at Western University as he is set to enter the Engineering program.

According to one of Daniel’s teachers, Marla Spencer, “Dan is an exceptional young man.  He is generous and kind to everyone, and approaches life with curiosity, determination and grace.  His keen wit and ‘joie de vivre’ attract positivity and create excellence.”

Congratulations to all three Upper Grand students who were announced winners of this prestigious scholarship.

For more information about the Schulich Leader Scholarship, please visit:

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 4,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications Manager
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
[email protected]

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