The objective of the RCI Science Scholarship is to enable one or more superior secondary school graduates in the Toronto area, who want to pursue a career in science but might otherwise be unable to do so due to financial constraints, to attend university.
The amount awarded is $5,000. This is intended to cover first year tuition and incidental fees at the Ontario university of the recipient’s choice. The award is for one academic year only and is not renewable. $2,000 will be paid on the recipient’s acceptance by the university (two weeks before the first instalment of fees is due), $ 2,000 on December 15, and $1,000 on March 1.
Payments are conditional on the recipient being enrolled in university, in a science-oriented program, and attending classes regularly. Visa students are not eligible for the scholarship.
Candidates may not apply for this award. Rather, one or more secondary schools in the Toronto region will be selected by the RCI from districts where the incidence of students experiencing financial constraints is relatively high. Candidates will then be chosen in consultation with the science faculty at each school.
Recipients of the scholarship are:
|1996:||Thai Yen Ly||Bloor C. I.||Western|
|1997:||Martin Chijani||Central Technical School||Toronto|
|1998:||Senthil Namasivayam||Central H.S. of Commerce||Ottawa|
|1999:||Duyen Luong||Danforth C. + T. I.||Toronto|
|2000:||Vathany Kulasingam||Ursula Franklin Academy||Toronto|
|2001:||Donna Cheung||Harbord C. I.||Ryerson|
|2002:||Asiya Basirahmed||Munshi Eastern Commerce||Toronto|
|2003:||Matei A. Zaharia||Jarvis C.I.||Waterloo|
|2004:||Mudassar Ahmad||Monarch Park C.I.||McMaster|
|2005:||Steven Kim||Emery C. I.||Waterloo|
|2006:||Sara Elsadati||Marc Garneau C. I.||Toronto|
|2007:||Himali Patel||Thistletown C. I.||Toronto|
|2008:||Ted Liu||C.W. Jeffery C.I.||Toronto|
|Leah Robertson||Pope John Paul II C.S.S.||Toronto|
|Tian (Thompson)||Kai Gao Jarvis C.I.||Toronto|
|Jun (Sunny) Yin||North Albion C.I.||Toronto|
|2009:||Ai Zhou Wang||Georges Vanier S.S.||Toronto|
|Rishikesh Benegal||Georges Vanier S.S||Toronto|
|2010:||Sukriti Bhardwaj||Downsview S.S.||McMaster|
|Jacqueline Conway||Northern S.S.||Toronto|
|2011:||Jagdeep Gill||George Harvey C.I.||Ryerson|
|Shane Lawrence||Harold M. Brathwaite S.S.||Waterloo|
|2012:||Ann Kim Thich||Harbord C.I.||Toronto|
|Sapna Kukkar||Blessed Mother Teresa C.S.S.||Toronto|
|2013:||Owais Mian||Victoria Park S.S.||McMaster|
|Jeffrey Palumbo||Central Peel Secondary School||Waterloo|