Top students converge on Schulich

Dimple Dalal could have gone to any business school in the world, but she chose the Schulich School of Business. Dalal graduated with a perfect 100 per cent average in six of her Grade 12 courses in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton and was the top student among last year’s graduating class in the Peel District School Board.

Dimple DalalRight: Schulich student Dimple Dalal

Dalal is not the only high achiever beginning undergraduate business studies at Schulich this fall. The Class of 2014 includes 391 students – 296 bachelor of business administration (BBA) students and 95 international BBA (iBBA) students – with an average GPA of 92.5 per cent and a minimum average of 90.5 per cent. This year, three Schulich students, including Dalal, received York University President’s Scholarships which are awarded annually to incoming secondary school graduates with the highest admission averages. Each four-year scholarship is worth $21,600.

“I’ve often commented on how outstanding our undergraduate students are,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “Not only are they among the best and brightest academically, but they come into our program with proven leadership and entrepreneurial abilities that give them the skill set needed to excel in business. I expect great things this year from all members of our incoming undergraduate class.”

The second President’s Scholarship winner, Erin Compeau, is another outstanding student who was drawn to Schulich. She tied for second overall in the Toronto Catholic District School Board with an overall average of 99.67 per cent.

Erin CompeauLeft: Erin Compeau

“I decided to come to Schulich because the students here are the best of the best,” said Erin. “The School also has the best professors and is located in Toronto. Unlike other undergraduate business programs, [at Schulich] your business classes begin in Year 1.”

“At first, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to attend university,” said Compeau. “But once I started exploring my options at Schulich, I realized business is very diverse field. Now I think I might pursue a career as a CA (chartered accountant).”

The third recipient of York’s President’s Scholarship is Oron Eli. Oron attended Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto high school in Vaughan, where he graduated with an overall average of 97.83 per cent. He received an academic award for achieving a 90 per cent or higher average during all four years of high school.

During his time at Tannenbaum, Oron participated in many different extracurricular activities. He enjoyed playing sports, especially basketball. He was also a lawyer on the 2010 Mock Trial championship-winning team for the York Region Judges Cup.