Balfour Student Claims Schulich Scholarship!

APRIL 26, 2021 -- Balfour Collegiate is proud to announce that Tyler McClellan has been selected as Simon Fraser University’s Schulich Leader Scholar in Mathematics. This means that Tyler will receive an $80,000 scholarship to cover his costs while studying at Simon Fraser. "I am very honoured to be picked to receive this scholarship. By acquiring this, I can now continue my studies without having to stress about financial issues that would hold me back. This allows me to make my dreams a reality.” (Tyler McClellan)

Balfour nominated Tyler for this award because of his amazing academic average, his love of mathematics, his exemplary character, his involvement in Balfour SRC and theatre, and his quiet and powerful leadership in the school community.

With Tyler’s knowledge and permission, it should be noted that Tyler was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma when he was 12 years old, and he has bravely and boldly gone successfully through chemotherapy and the struggles and challenges that accompany this disease. What impresses everyone most is how he willingly shares his stories of the experience with others and is able to inspire and encourage others with his insights and understandings.

Tyler is a truly remarkable young man, and Balfour staff and students are so proud to know him. He is most deserving of this special recognition and support.

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.