Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School is honoured to announce that Jayant Mehta (Jay), a Grade 12 student, has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship for the University of Toronto’s Engineering Science program. This national award was established by philanthropist Seymour Schulich to support students pursuing dreams in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Candidates must be nominated by their school and of those nominees, twenty-five Engineering scholarships are awarded annually, across top Canadian universities. Award recipients must excel academically, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and embrace STEM fields.
Jayant is a most deserving recipient. This exceptionally intelligent young man maintains a 99% average in Grade 12, while being involved in numerous extra-curricular clubs, leadership, and STEM activities at Bishop Reding and in the Milton community. Jayant is a SHAD Fellow, led our school’s DECA team as a chapter president, and promoted STEM education in Milton by coordinating conferences and hackathons about 3D printing and programming. He plays the Trumpet for our school’s Jazz Band and enjoys his role as an Aquatics Instructor.
As am innovative thinker, Jayant is passionate about his projects. He developed a biometrics bicycle lock that uses a microcontroller, fingerprint sensor, and mobile application, leading his team to successfully earn a Provincial’s Level Finalist award for DECA’s Innovation event. Furthermore, Jayant placed as National’s Level Finalist for HOSA’s Medical Innovation event by presenting a mobile application-based project.
In addition to being the recipient of the coveted Schulich Leader Scholarship, Jayant was also awarded the University of Toronto National Book Award. This award recognizes students who excel academically and are highly involved in their school and community lives.
Jayant has accepted an offer at the University of Waterloo, where he will be studying Engineering, beginning September 2019.