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Seycove Student Awarded Largest Canadian STEM Scholarship

June 06, 2017


Congratulations to Saba Askari Jafar Abadi of Seycove Secondary School, who has been recently selected to receive an $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study at the University of Victoria in the fall.

This award is an incredible honour, as it provides a life changing opportunity for Saba, who is now part of an esteemed network of national STEM scholars at some of Canada's leading universities.

Saba was selected by Kerry Henderson, Seycove Secondary Scholarship Chair and Literature and Economics Teacher, for her outstanding achievements. This is the second nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship at Seycove Secondary School.

Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating universities in Canada and Israel.

This program awards 100 scholarships annually, valued at more than $7 million. High schools across the country put forth more than 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees who were vying for 50 Canadian scholarships.

Congratulations again, Saba, on such a monumental achievement. Best of luck at the University of Victoria this fall.