Two young women from the Greater Toronto Area have been awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships to study at York University. The prestigious scholarships are awarded to select high school graduates with an entrepreneurial talent who are enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program.
They are among 50 Schulich Leaders across Canada chosen for the undergraduate scholarships from 1,500 high school graduates who were nominated. The potential pool of candidates across Canada this year was 300,000.
Kathryn Chin has been admitted to the Lassonde School of Engineering at York and is receiving a $100,000 scholarship over four years. A graduate of Bishop Allen Academy, Chin was part of a team that raised funds for a school that will be built in Kenya. A decade from now, she hopes to be working as a civil engineer, designing high-rise or transportation projects. She would also like to use her education to build sustainable schools for children in developing countries.
Rivka Werner has been admitted to York’s Faculty of Science and will receive an $80,000 scholarship over four years. Werner won the 2019 National Weizmann Canada Physics Tournament and represented Canada in the international finals. While in high school, she led fundraising campaigns for a non-denominational charity for children with special needs. She completed level 8 studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music and won top prizes in competitive public speaking. In ten years, she hopes to conduct research in biology, utilizing her STEM education to make the world a better and healthier place.