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Shahed Saleh , a teenage Muslim Grade 12 female student, has won a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Waterloo. The scholarship program was established in 2012 by the Jewish Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich “to encourage the best and brightest students to be the next entrepreneurial-minded pioneers of science and technology innovation”, according to its official website.
“[…] It’s not about the money, it’s more of an opportunity to put myself out there and impacting other students,” Saleh, a student at Vincent Massey Secondary School in Ontario, Canada, said. “It’s basically robotics engineering. It’s controlling machines with computers. I think robots are amazing,” explained the 18-year-old student who carries a 97% average in her Grade 12 courses. Saleh knew at a young age that she wanted to pursue engineering but it wasn’t until joining the robotics team in Grade 10 that she found which vein. In light of her dream, the Muslim girl became the captain of the school’s FIRST Robotics team.
(Extracted from mvslim.com)