Petrolia teen wins prestigious Schulich scholarship


Peter Matthews – pictured here with his teacher Al Shaw, Lambton Kent District School Board Superintendent Gary Girardi and LCCVI Music and Arts teacher Christina Langstaff –  has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston. Shaw, Girardi and Langstaff are all graduates of Queens and gathered to congratulate Matthews, who is LCCVI’s co-prime minister.

The Grade 12 student will be entering the Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering program this fall. Matthews was selected for his outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements. This is the first LCCVI nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship.

“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.” Seymour Schulich, scholarship founder