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Seycove Secondary student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship

May 03, 2021

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NORTH VANCOUVER--- Raven Caron has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Engineering at The University of British Columbia.

A graduate of Seycove Secondary in North Vancouver, Caron will be entering the UBC Engineering program this fall. Caron was nominated by Kerry Henderson, Seycove Scholarship Chair, for his outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements and contributions to the Seycove community. This is the fourth student to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship at Seycove Secondary in recent years.

Given the unprecedented challenges we are facing this year in Canada, Schulich Leader Scholarships Canada is again awarding an additional 50 scholarships, for a total of 100.

“We are proud to celebrate 10 years of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world. 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," says program founder Seymour Schulich.

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Raven Caron, Anishnawbek First Nation --

"The Schulich Scholarship has inspired me since the first day I walked the halls of Seycove. There are many people who have helped me along the way with advice and advocacy; this achievement is not mine alone. I stand on the shoulders of my teachers, administration, mentors and family. My experience has proven to me that determination, persistence and connections with peers and adults alike are invaluable. I will use this opportunity to have a stronger impact on innovation and leadership within our country. Representing fellow Indigenous youth in STEM and in business is my future."

Kerry Henderson, teacher and scholarship chair, Seycove Secondary –

"Raven Caron is one of five very deserving students receiving the Schulich Leader Scholarship in Engineering. He is a builder of robots, designer of websites, and proud representative of his Indigenous heritage. As a changemaker, Raven is determined to explore new engineering worlds for the betterment of all."

Rob McLeod, principal, Seycove Secondary –

“As a Seycove student, Raven has become an integral part of our community, and an impressive leader and mentor for his fellow students. Raven never hesitates to offer assistance, and his work as a volunteer has required many hours outside his already busy schedule. He has done all of this cheerfully. Raven exemplifies the standards we strive for in community, compassion, and excellence; his “leadership by example" has had a lasting impact on everyone he works with."

Andrea Yeo, Indigenous support teacher, Seycove Secondary –

“As the Indigenous Support Teacher at Seycove for Raven's entire secondary school career, I have been fortunate to know him in a variety of capacities. He helped to organize and participate in many school-wide assemblies and always spoke of his Indigenous roots with pride. In grade 8, Raven was already tackling grade 10 classes online. By the end of grade 11, it was no surprise to see him put his name forward to be on grad council and, of course, his grad class nominated him to be on the team. This school year has been a struggle for all students, but especially for the grade 12s. Despite having already completed all of the requirements to graduate, Raven has continued to attend school to tutor younger students in Math. Seycove staff could not be more proud of Raven, and we wish him every success as he ventures off to UBC's Engineering program.

Margie Arnold, counsellor, Seycove Secondary –

“Right from his first day at Seycove in grade 8, Raven stood out as a unique, curious and multi-talented learner. He has always been one to seek out opportunities to develop his mind, nurture his passions and put his fantastic creativity and problem-solving skills to good use. Raven always follows a path true to himself and gives his absolute all to everything he does."

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 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.

For media inquiries contact: 

David Goodman
Schulich Leader Scholarships
dgoodman@schulichfoundation.org
647-289-1950

Lisa Dalla Vecchia
North Vancouver School District
ldallavecchia@sd44.ca
604.903.1254

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