Schulich Leader Scholarships 2018

September 13, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


I think it was a Thursday afternoon. I
was on the computer or something. I was sitting in my English class and not
really doing much, so I was just flipping through my email. When I got back from prom, my parents had a congratulations balloon. I yelled to my parents who were in the
next room and they thought something was wrong because I was screaming their names. I just left my classroom without saying anything and I went and called my mom and she immediately came to my school to congratulate me and we were all really excited about it. I was actually out with my friends at
Tim Hortons and I got a notification on my phone
and I opened my email and told all my friends and they were all really happy
for me they were all excited jumping around and stuff so that was fun. Receiving the scholarship is an amazing
feeling not only because of the money but because of the recognition that
comes with the award. I am very honoured to be receiving this scholarship. I know it’s an opportunity that very few people get. Well, I was already looking forward to
University before receiving the scholarship now this is just an extra
bonus thing that makes it even more great. Since I was three years old, I’ve
always said that I wanted to be an astronaut. I want to lead studies that are looking at cures for diseases that are affecting lots of people. Well after I go through the common first year program I I hope to choose either software or
mechatronics engineering as my specialization study after this. I’m studying mechatronics engineering going into third year. I’m going to be studying engineering. For my career, I’d probably like to be a physicist. It was my principal who finally convinced me I should apply and I thought, heck I’ll give it a shot. My friends thought it was a little bit crazy for me to be working so much on essays for scholarships when we had exams going on but I just persevered
through it. It was important for me to choose Western because of the research opportunities here. The academic experience has been amazing as well as outside of the classroom. I picked Western because it feels like a home away from home. It feels comfortable to be here. The faculty is awesome and
everyone here has such awesome attitudes. Even if your school doesn’t know about
it you can let them know and they can just nominate you – that’s what I did for
this one. High school students who are considering applying for the Schulich scholarship – I say definitely go for it. I was very hesitant in applying for it
because I didn’t think I would win but even if you’re a nominee it’s still a
very good position to be in you should be proud of yourself for being a Schulich nominee.