$80,000 scholarship awarded to ECI student



Submitted photo. ECI graduate Victor Popp.

By John Drinkwater

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Erickson Collegiate student, Viktor Popp has been selected to receive $80,000 to study Engineering at the University of Manitoba. A 2016 graduate of Erickson Collegiate (ECI), Popp will be at the faculty of Engineering this fall. He was selected by (ECI) staff based on his outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements.

Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating universities in Canada and Israel. Businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established this $100 million scholarship fund in 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to become the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation.

This program awards 100 scholarships annually, valued at more than $5 million. High Schools across the country put forth 1,500 nominees who are vying for 50 Canadian scholarships.

The Principal and staff of ECI were especially pleased and proud that Popp was selected for this award.