Robin Yadav of Surrey’s Queen Elizabeth Secondary School wins coveted Schulich Leader Scholarship

ROBIN Yadav, 17, a student of Surrey’s Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, has bagged the coveted Schulich Leader Scholarship and will be joining the University of British Columbia this September.

Robin received a congratulatory letter from Seymour Schulich, Founder, The Schulich Foundation, stating: ‘We are thrilled to offer you an $80,000 scholarship to pursue your Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of British Columbia. You’ve earned a coveted spot as a 2021 Schulich Leader Scholar.”

He added: “You will now join an exclusive network of Schulich Leaders. United by your intellect, curiosity, and passion, you all will have a meaningful impact on Canadian society.”

Robin will major in computer science.

Robin was born in Chandigarh and came to Canada with his parents in 2008.

Last year, Robin won the Intact Financial Climate Change Resilience Award at the nationwide YSC Online STEM Fair organized by Youth Science Canada. This prestigious award is given to projects that present real world solutions for predicting, preventing, managing or minimizing the impacts of severe weather events that are having a negative effect on the homes, communities and schools of Canadians.

He also won two other awards at the BC Virtual Science Fair and placed in the Top 5% of projects in B.C.

This year also he was among five Surrey students from the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair who were named 2021 Canada Wide Science Fair finalists.

Robin also won Basant Motors scholarships and the Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists of BC scholarship.

Robin is in his school’s Inter-A program, which is a leadership and volunteering program.

According to the scholarship’s website: “Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships.

“Up to one hundred are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Half are valued at $100,000 for engineering scholarships and half are valued at $80,000 for science and math scholarships.

“Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship.”

Robin is indeed an outstanding role model for South Asian youth.