Promising students receive presigious Schulich award
July 31, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
TORONTO – High school student Yaakov Green has ended his high school career on a high note.
Green, recent graduate of Yeshivat Or Chaim, was one of 40 students across Toronto to be selected as a recipient of a Schulich Leader Scholarship for York University.
Awarding $60,000 to each student, the scholarship is part of a $100 million gift, given to 20 selected universities in Canada with funding provided by Seymour Schulich on behalf of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
No stranger to success and recognition, throughout the school year Green was awarded the UJA Campaign 2012 Student Canvasser Leadership Award and the Security Council award at the Yeshiva University National Model United Nations conference in New York (Jewish Tribune, June 14, 2012 issue).
“As I enter a new stage of life, I feel a heightened sense of responsibility towards my community, and an awareness that my actions can make a difference,” Green professed. “With the support of the Schulich Leader Scholarship, I hope to take an active role in tackling challenges within our rapidly changing global community.”
Before attending York University to pursue his undergraduate degree in biology, Green plans to take a year off to focus on his Jewish studies and will spend next year studying at Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem.
“I am truly grateful for all that my community has provided me,” he said. “Becoming a Schulich Leader, will allow me to pursue my academic interest to the fullest extent and as such I hope that my contributions will have a greater impact on society.”