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Students from UNB receive Canada’s largest science, technology, engineering and math scholarship

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Aug 29, 2022

Category: UNB Fredericton

Two students have been named the University of New Brunswick’s prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients.  

Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. For the third year in a row, an additional 50 scholarships are being awarded, for a total of 100. 

Isaac Buckingham, 17, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Corner Brook Regional High School in Corner Brook, N.L., Buckingham, will enter the bachelor of science in engineering program this fall. Buckingham was selected for his outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements, including participating in the SHAD program and representing Team NL in alpine ski racing and beach volleyball at the Canada Games. 

Micah Landry, 18, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of St. Stephen High School in St. Stephen, N.B., Landry will enter the bachelor of computer science program this fall. Landry was selected for his outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements, including leading his school’s cybersecurity team and competing at the national level in track and field.  

“We are proud to celebrate more than 10 years of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world,” said program founder Seymour Schulich. “This group of 100 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,”  

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 University of New Brunswick 

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is Canada's oldest English-language university, and New Brunswick’s only national comprehensive university. Founded in 1785, the multi-campus institution has a rich history as well as a dynamic focus on innovation, experiential learning and entrepreneurship. UNB has more than 9,500 students from nearly 75 countries while several thousand more take UNB courses online and at partner institutions around the world.  

Media contacts

Kelsey Pye, UNB,  k.pye@unb.ca  
David Goodman, Schulich Foundation, dgoodman@schulichfoundation.org  
Dara Newton, Schulich Leaders,  dnewton@uja.schulichleaders.com 

Photo: Isaac Buckingham and Micah Landry