A.Y. Jackson Secondary School Student Awarded Largest Canadian STEM Scholarship

A.Y. Jackson Secondary School Student Awarded Largest Canadian STEM Scholarship
Posted on 06/07/2021
A.Y. Jackson Secondary School Student Awarded Largest Canadian STEM Scholarship

Sabrina ButtonA.Y. Jackson Secondary School student Sabrina Button has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study engineering at Queen’s University this fall.


Driven by her passion and enthusiasm for technology, Sabrina excels in academics, community involvement and work experience. She competed in the Waterloo Math and Computing Contests and won top marks in the Pascal, Cayley & Fermat Mathematics Contests. She has also interned and worked for high technology companies in Ottawa, where she built chatbots to improve company productivity and developed devices now used in the company’s lab research. A leader in her school community, she started a virtual coding club to support students in learning coding and robotics.


Sabrina was nominated by Mrs. Chevalier, Guidance Services Assistant/Technician, Student Services.


“I’m incredibly honoured, humbled and grateful to receive this award,” says Sabrina. “I hope to use this opportunity and my passion for STEM to improve global wellbeing by solving some of the world's biggest problems using technology. None of this would  have been possible without the wonderful support from the amazing teachers and staff at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, my friends and family, and everyone else that’s ever given me a chance.”


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 this year, 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.


For more information, visit schulichleaders.com.
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