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Assumption student earns $100K scholarship

Schulich Leader
Posted on 05/31/2023
Kini Chen

An Assumption College Catholic High School student will begin studying physiology and mathematics at McGill University this fall after receiving a Schulich Leadership scholarship valued at $100,000.

Kini Chen, who graduates in June and was selected for the scholarship for her outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements, said she is extremely honoured to have received the award. She is the first student in Assumption’s history to receive a Schulich Leadership scholarship.

“This scholarship will allow me to explore these two fields of academic study while in university,” she said. “I’m looking forward to learning about all of the various career options associated with these disciplines and I’m very excited about moving to Montreal and beginning my post-secondary journey.”

Assumption Principal Melissa Cavallin said Schulich Scholarships are presented to the best and brightest that Canada has to offer and that the entire school community is exceptionally proud of Kini.

“Students like Kini are the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded technology innovators,” Cavallin said. “With their university expenses covered, they can focus their time on their studies, research projects, extra-curriculars, and entrepreneurial ventures. Launching her own start-up is just one option Kini is considering, but whatever she chooses, I’m certain she will have a major impact on the world.”

A total of 100 Schulich scholarships are being awarded across Canada this year - 50 engineering scholarships valued at $120,000 each and 50 science, technology or math scholarships valued at $100,000 each.

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. 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. 

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