Bishop Reding Student Receives Coveted Schulich Scholarship!
Written by Suzanne Pietrobon-Flynn, Guidance Counsellor at Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School.

Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School​ is thrilled to announce that Grade 12 student, Jayant Mehta (Jay), 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 (25) 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 staying active 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, and promoted STEM education in Milton by coordinating conferences and hackathons about 3D printing and programming.

He developed a biometrics bicycle lock that uses a microcontroller, fingerprint sensor, and mobile application, leading his team to successfully earn a provincial level finalist award for DECA’s Innovation event. Jayant also placed as a national 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's National Book Award. This award recognizes students who excel academically and are highly involved in their school and community lives.

Congratulations to Jayant for this prestigious honour, and for going above and beyond in the Bishop Reding and Milton community!


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