York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) student Emanuel Piccininni receives prestigious scholarship.
Piccininni receives the prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship worth $100,000 for
demonstrating academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
He graduated from Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in June and will study engineering at Queen’s University in September.
Schulich Leadership Scholarships Canada presents its prestigious entrance scholarships to top
students across Canada enrolling in a STEM undergraduate program, to encourage Canada’s “best and
brightest students to become the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.”
“I am excited to join the network of past and present Schulich leaders. It’s an opportunity to
learn and collaborate with like-minded individuals who share similar goals. I would like to
contribute to the innovation of positive changes in the future,” said Piccininni.
The YCDSB offers an enhanced focus on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math
(STREAM), recognizing the importance of preparing its students for a future influenced by
technology and innovation.
“On behalf of the board of trustees, I would like to congratulate Emanuel on his remarkable
achievement. This high honour is reflective of the culture of academic excellence at YCDSB,” said
Maria Marchese, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Our students receive world-class education while
being guided by our Catholic virtues and core values. This, coupled with our students’
determination and hard work, is what ensures they are equipped with the knowledge and skills
necessary to become successful lifelong learners.”