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Chinook High School student wins $120,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship

A student from Chinook High School has awarded Canada’s largest undergraduate scholarship.
On Wednesday, Jay Chaudhary was announced as the winner of the Schulich Leader Scholarship, which is in support Canada’s top talent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Chaudhary who has been selected to receive $120,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study in STEM at Western University in London Ontario.
Chaudhary will be entering Western University this fall. He was selected by Amanda McMahon at Chinook High School for his outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements. This is the second nominee from Chinook to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship over the last two years.
A total of 100 scholarships are being awarded - 50 engineering scholarships valued at $120,000 each and 50 science, technology or math scholarships valued at $100,000 each.
“We are proud to celebrate the continued success of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada,” said program founder Mr. Schulich. "This group of outstanding students will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer and 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 entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators."
McMahon added the Chinook community could not be more proud of Chaudhary's achievements. 
"We are all so proud of your hard work and your efforts over your time here at Chinook High School," she said. "Your dedication to your studies in combination with your determination and grit have made you successful. We all are excited to see the amazing great things you will continue to do and sincerely wish you all the best as you continue to pursue post-secondary education.
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 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.