Foundation support allows brightest students to shine

Regan Wilson (left) and Kinga Nolan are the recipients of the 2017 Schulich Leadership Scholarships.

Regan Wilson and Kinga Nolan are the latest University of Saskatchewan students to be awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich created the scholarship program in 2011, providing entrance awards for high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating Canadian universities.

This year, there were more than 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees from across Canada vying for 50 scholarships, valued at up to $100,000 each. Wilson and Nolan have joined the ranks of over 270 students who received this scholarship to date.

Wilson, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon, Wilson will be entering the College of Engineering this fall.

“I have worked hard to prepare myself for this area of study. The idea of working in the health care field to benefit the lives of others, using the technical applications of engineering, is extremely appealing,” Wilson said. “After finishing my masters, I hope to work in this field by designing prosthetic limbs and advancing bio-medical technology to aid people’s movement and help them live full and abundant lives.”

Nolan, 18, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship and a graduate of Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School in Calgary. She will be starting her studies at the College of Arts and Science in the fall of 2018.

“I developed an appreciation for nature as our family would ski, hike, cycle and kayak in nearby provincial and national parks. As an eight-year-old I considered myself a mini-scientist,” Nolan said. “I plan to work as an environmental scientist establishing an ecological venture, which could be similar to the carbon offset model.”

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