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Martensville High School Student Awarded Canada’s Largest Undergraduate Scholarship

Schulich Leader Scholarships Support Canada’s Top Talent In Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM)

by Shanine Sealey

Rowan Redekopp has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Computer Science at The University of Saskatchewan.

A graduate of Martensville High School in Martensville, Redekopp will be entering the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Program this Fall. Redekopp was selected by the Martensville High School Scholarship Committee for his outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements. This is the second Nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship at Martensville High School.

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. 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,” says program founder Mr. Schulich.

“I feel incredibly grateful for the amazing opportunity provided to me. This scholarship will allow me to continue to focus on my academics without financial stressors. When I received the call letting me know I was selected, I was in complete shock repeating the only words I could formulate which were, ‘thank you’. I will be eternally grateful and will be working diligently to make the most of this opportunity.” – Rowan Redekopp

“What distinguishes Rowan most from others in receiving the Schulich Leader Scholarship is that throughout his time at Martensville High School, he has consistently displayed a commitment to improving the lives of other students in our school through technological innovation. Rowan has created a practice quiz database for Physics 30 and Chemistry 30 students at our school to help students develop their knowledge and skills in both areas of study. He has created a school-based digital registration and attendance system for our school’s track and field program. Rowan’s commitment to helping others is also highlighted by his extra-curricular involvement in our school’s theatre arts productions, philanthropic group – Project Change, and Student Representative Council. Rowan has demonstrated his exceptional skills of self-motivation and technological creativity as our school’s representative at both the Provincial and National Skills Canada competitions, including earning a gold medal at Skills Canada Nationals in Quebec City last month. Our school is a better place because of Rowan!” – Martensville High School Scholarship Committee

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.
About The Schulich Foundation
The Schulich Foundation is one of Canada’s largest foundations, having donated in excess of $350 million. Seymour Schulich established and funded The Schulich Foundation. He holds Canada’s highest civilian award, the Order of Canada, and is among Canada’s greatest philanthropists. Having benefited greatly from a scholarship that enabled him to do his MBA, Mr. Schulich has built a well-earned reputation as a champion for education and access to education in Canada and around the world. The Schulich Foundation has endowed university faculties of business, engineering, medicine, law, education, music, chemistry, nursing and dentistry; libraries, dormitories, courtyards, medical health centers, lecture and music halls. Over 6,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students in Schulich Schools.
The Foundation’s largest initiative is the $200 million Schulich Leaders Scholarships program, spanning 25 universities across Canada and Israel, in support of students pursuing STEM education.

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