CPRSS Student, Zeel B. Patel, Awarded Largest Canadian STEM Scholarship

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Zeel B. Patel has been selected to receive an $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Physics/Astronomy at University of Waterloo.

A graduate of Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon, MB, Zeel B. Patel will be entering the Bachelor of Science in Physics & Astronomy this Fall. Zeel B. Patel was selected by the Crocus Scholarship Committee for her outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements. This is the 2nd Nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School.


“Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest STEM scholarships in Canada. With 50 outstanding students selected in Canada each year it is all but guaranteed that this group represents the best and brightest Canada has to offer. These students will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale. With their university expenses covered, they can focus their time on their studies, research projects, extracurriculars, and entrepreneurial ventures. They are the next generation of technology innovators”
Program Founder, Seymour Schulich

“Receiving the notice of offer from the Schulich Leader Scholarships Program was like a dream come true because this is my dream school.  I felt overwhelmed; it seemed far-fetched until it actually happened!  I’m grateful and honoured to have been selected to receive such a prestigious scholarship.”
Scholarship Recipient, Zeel B. Patel

“Zeel shows a level of dedication to her academic growth (as well as all other aspects of her life) that clearly sets her apart from her peers. Also, Zeel is truly selfless in her service to both her school and her community.  Thanks to Zeel’s success, our students see that ‘anything is possible’ if they commit to pursuing excellence.”
CPRSS Principal, Chad Cobbe