A Brock High School student has earned a $100,000 scholarship as he prepares to head off to university next fall.
Tyler West of Sunderland is one of the recipients of the Schulich Leadership Scholarship, which is awarded each year to Canada’s “best and brightest students.”
Scholarships are offered to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) program at 20 partner universities across Canada.
Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply.
“Schulich Leaders can devote their full time and attention to their studies, as all of their financial needs are covered over the course of their Bachelor degree. As a result, many of our highest potential students are winning these scholarships and will make game-changing contributions to society,” reads a notice on the program’s website.
Nominated by the school back in January, West learned of the win just last week.
“I was just normally checking my email and I looked at it and saw that I had won,” he said.
“I put my hands on my head and thought ‘No way, no way.’ Then I yelled out to my mom in the other room and cheered ‘I just won the Schulich!’ It was an unbelievable experience.”
After graduating from Brock High next month, West plans on attending the University of Waterloo to study Honours Mechatronic Engineering.