Nipissing University

Nipissing University

August 17, 2009 11:54 ET

Nipissing University Announces the Schulich Scholarships in Science and Education

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2009) - Nipissing University is pleased to announce fifty, $6000, scholarships donated to the institution by prominent philanthropist Seymour Schulich. The Schulich Scholarships in Science and Education will be awarded to qualified students studying in the concurrent education Bachelor of Science program, as well as students in the Bachelor of Science program with the Orientation to Teaching option.

"Mr. Schulich is well known for his support of post-secondary education and his gift will ensure that exceptional students in Nipissing's renowned Faculty of Education will benefit from his generosity," said Nipissing University President, Lesley Lovett-Doust. "We thank Mr. Schulich for recognizing the value of teacher education at Nipissing with his gift - a gift that will truly help our future teachers succeed in this honourable profession."

New students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (BSc/BEd) concurrent degree program or the Bachelor of Science/Orientation to Teaching degree (BSc/OTT) at Nipissing will be eligible to apply for the award at The awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, community contribution and financial need. Eligible first-year Nipissing students must submit a completed Schulich Scholarship application by September 15th.

"As we embark on our second century of teacher education, Nipissing is thrilled to be able to offer such substantial awards to students planning to complete their undergraduate degree in the sciences and Bachelor of Education. Ontario needs teachers who can understand and apply concepts in mathematics and science, as well as engage students from JK through grade 12 in these areas of the curriculum. Awards like the Schulich Scholarships in Science and Education are important because they help attract students to these disciplines, said Faculty of Education Dean, Sharon Rich."

In light of this scholarship launch, Nipissing University is pleased to announce additional openings for this September (Fall 2009) in concurrent education, either BSc/BEd or BSc with Orientation to Teaching (OTT). New applications from high school graduates will be considered for admission to these programs until September 8th. Interested individuals who have not yet applied to Nipissing University should contact the Admissions Office at or phone 705-474-3450 x4761 for application details.

Contact Information

  • Nipissing University
    Lisa Drinkwalter
    Manager of marketing communications
    705-474-3450 ext 4327 or Cell: 705-499-8561