Toronto Prep School graduate Hayley Monson has been selected to receive an $80, 000.00 CAD Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University.
Hayley will be entering the Mathematics and Statistics Gateway program this Autumn and was nominated by TPS Guidance Counsellor Mr Ian Fleming for her outstanding achievements. Hayley is the first nominee to win a prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship at TPS.
Given the unparalleled current disruption, there is a much greater need for students to get financial support in order to pursue their university education. This year, The Schulich Foundation has decided to award an additional 50 scholarships, for a total of 100 in the country.
When asked about her achievement, Hayley had this to say: “To say that I was thrilled would be an understatement. I am honoured to have been chosen to receive the award. And I am excited to be connected to a national network of Schulich Leaders, who I expect will be a valuable resource as I pursue my studies. Receiving the Schulich Scholarship allows me to enter my post-secondary education unburdened by financial considerations, and it has further energised my commitment to the pursuit of STEM education and career pathways. While the Schulich Scholarship is a prestigious award, it was not ‘the goal’ I had in mind throughout high school. To other students interested in this scholarship, I would say that the scholarship should not be your end goal; rather, the goal should be using your passion for STEM as a drive to learn. It was pure joy for me to study STEM subjects in high school. I was fortunate to have had amazing teachers who encouraged me to glean as much I could in and out of the classroom. It is truly a labour of love for me, and it must be a labour of love for anyone looking to win a Schulich Scholarship. This may sound trite, but, in the end, the real award is the reward of learning.”
TPS Guidance Counsellor and nominator, Mr. Ian Fleming, added: “I’d like to start by saying how very proud we are of Hayley, and her accomplishments all throughout her high school career. What this award means to Toronto Prep School will ultimately prove itself in the years to come, but I think that right away Hayley has set a new standard for younger STEM students to aspire to. Her accomplishment will motivate others to follow in her path and to make a difference in the world through their contributions to STEM-related inquiry. It is no surprise that this is the legacy Hayley leaves behind because she always strives to connect education with impact, whether personal or community-based. She sets an exceptionally high standard for herself in that regard and manages to remain authentic to her unique worldview while doing it. I don’t think we could ask for a better TPS representative to receive this award.”
“Schulich Leader Scholarships are the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world. With 100 outstanding students selected in Canada this year, it is all but guaranteed that this group will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer. These future leaders 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 technology innovators,” says Mr. Schulich.
Everyone at Toronto Prep School and Globeducate wishes Hayley the very best of luck with her future studies and we look forward to following her career and future innovations.