Schulich Leader Scholarships awarded to two outstanding students

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce that two deserving uOttawa students have been awarded a chance to study worry-free with a four-year Schulich Leader Scholarship, valued at $80,000 and $100,000 respectively. This year’s recipients are Denis Qeska of the Faculty of Science and Susie O’Brien of the Faculty of Engineering.

The Schulich Leader Scholarships annual program recognizes students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics and/or community leadership and who plan to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics as undergraduates.

Recipients are selected from a pool of nominees based on three criteria: outstanding community and business leadership, academic excellence and financial need. High schools and CEGEPs across Canada can nominate students for the scholarship.

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The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe.

About Schulich Leader Scholarships
Schulich Leader Scholarships is managed by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, with the funding provided by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich. This historic $100 million scholarship initiative was implemented to secure the future economic competitiveness of Canada and Israel and is designed to ensure that future Canadian and Israeli leaders are among the next pioneers in global scientific research and innovation. For more information, please visit

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