Albert College Student Awarded Largest Canadian STEM Scholarship

Grade 12 Albert College student, Aidan Mundle, has a lot to look forward to. Mundle has been selected to receive the Schulich Leader Scholarship and is one of 25 students from across Canada to be awarded the once-in-a-lifetime $100,000 scholarship for the pursuit of Engineering studies. Graduating from Albert College in just a few short weeks, Mundle is excited to study at the University of British Columbia this fall. Mundle was chosen for his academic and leadership achievements.

“Students of the Schulich Leader Scholarships will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale,” says program founder Seymour Schulich. “They are the next generation of technology innovators.”

“Aidan personifies every attribute that one might look for in a Schulich Leader Scholarship recipient,” says Albert College Head of School, Mr. Keith Stansfield. “At Albert, we emphasize the importance of a well-rounded education and a balanced life. To promote this concept, students participate in the five ‘A’s of Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure. Aidan’s transcript only begins to cover the first ‘A’ of Academics.”

Born and raised in Greater Napanee, Ontario, Mundle is a passionate and curious student. While at Albert College, he designed and manufactured a prototype to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in small engine exhaust systems, earning him a bronze medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair in 2018.

Mundle also attended SHAD in 2017, an award-winning enrichment and entrepreneur program that empowers exceptional high school students to recognize their capabilities and envision their potential as tomorrow's leaders. As an athlete, he played hockey, squash, badminton, competed in track, and was the MVP and co-captain of the soccer team. Mundle has contributed over 250 community service hours, plays the piano, cello, the oboe, sings and won a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award this past term. Throughout his senior year at Albert College, Mundle was the Adventure Prefect where he organized and lead student trips.

With university expenses covered, Mundle and his parents are overjoyed with his success. “This scholarship opens doors for more experiential learning opportunities for me like exchanges, research projects, summer programs and internships,” says Mundle. “It validates the choice I made to continue to be active in all five ‘A’s and not just academics.”

“Aidan has worked hard and taken every opportunity available to him,” says proud mother, Erin Paul. “He has always been naturally curious, but his love of learning, questioning and collaborating have been embraced and encouraged by his teachers and peers at Albert College.”

“Aidan has been an exemplary student at Albert College for 12 years,” says Mr. Keith Stansfield. “Above all that Aidan has accomplished, he is a humble and kind and truly good person. Of my 35 years in education, there have been very few times I could say that a student has exhibited such consistent exemplary character. Way to go, Aidan! Your Albert family is proud of you.”

About Albert College

Founded in 1857, Albert College is Canada's oldest, independent, co-educational, day and boarding school. With over 150 years of experience and excellence in education, Albert College provides an enriched and engaging curriculum from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 / Post-Graduate. A 'home away from home' to students from Canada and over 20 nations, Albert College offers residency to both male and female students beginning in Grade 7. Albert believes in a well-rounded education and that students embrace Albert's five 'A's – Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure as part of their university preparation.

About Schulich Leader Scholarships Canada

Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to 50 high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at 20 partner universities in Canada. Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, 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.