GREC graduate awarded Schulich scholarship

Limestone Learning Foundation
GREC graduate awarded Schulich scholarship
Posted on 06/07/2021
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Granite Ridge Education Centre (GREC) Grade 12 graduate Catherine (Cassie) Douglas has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study engineering at Queen’s University in the fall.

Every high school in Canada may submit one Schulich Leader Nominee per academic year. As a recipient of this prestigious national scholarship, Cassie will be able to pursue her passion for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). Cassie was nominated for her outstanding academic performance and extra-curricular involvement. She is the first recipient of the Schulich Leader Scholarship from Granite Ridge Education Centre.

Since she arrived in Grade 9, Cassie has excelled academically in all areas and has positioned herself as a leader. She has received numerous subject awards for excellence and has been on the Honour Roll for four years. She has also served as a Grade 9 Orientation leader/organizer, a peer tutor and on numerous student committees.

“Cassie is an intelligent, responsible, dedicated and driven student who has a thirst for knowledge. She sets high standards for herself and works diligently to achieve her goals,” says GREC Principal Emily Yanch. “Cassie has an incredibly bright future ahead of her and thanks to the generosity of Schulich Leader Scholarship, she can focus on her academics while pursuing her dream.”

Given the unprecedented challenges of this year, Schulich Leaders is awarding an additional 50 scholarships for a total of 100 this year. “We are proud to celebrate 10 years of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world,” says program founder Seymour Schulich. “This group of 100 outstanding students will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer and will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale. They are the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.”


The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.