2022 Schulich Leader chooses risk management and insurance

With the help of the Schulich Leader Scholarship program, Neill Botushanski, a high school student from the Greater Toronto Area is headed to York University this fall to begin his studies in Actuarial Science.


Neill Botushanski will receive $80,000 over four years toward his actuarial science degree. Attending Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, he was a fixture on the school’s honour roll, a frequent recipient of academic awards and a representative on student council. He founded his school’s first ever science club, which aimed to help his fellow students excel in their studies in the face of challenges associated with remote learning during the pandemic, and to create an atmosphere of excitement about STEM as a passion and career option. Additionally, Botushanski founded an e-commerce business with the aim of developing a platform to connect buyers and sellers of scarce consumer goods.

"I’m excited to tackle the future and to realize my ambitions in the realm of entrepreneurship, thanks to the Schulich Leader Scholarship," Botushanski said.