Nathan Stachow, recipient of a $100,000 Schulich Leader scholarship, is this year's Lassonde School of Engineering Schulich Scholar. A graduate of the Virtual Learning Centre, a distance-learning school based in Lindsay, Ontario, Stachow was able to pursue a work placement with a local land surveying firm while taking his high school courses online. He hopes to become a Geomatics Engineer and land surveyor and to assist First Nation communities in Ontario.
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. 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 2011 to encourage our best and brightest students to become the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation.