RBC Scholarship in Data Science

This scholarship was established by RBC to promote and encourage students in STEM to pursue technology careers in banking. Each of the five available scholarships are valued at $12,500 each, continuing for two years, for a total value of $25,000.

The Scholarship

Awarded annually to students in Year three of a Computer Science, Data Sciences, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, or Physics program within Western Science or in Year four of a combined BSc/HBA degree in one of these disciplines based on academic achievement and an interest in pursuing a career in big data, data science, artificial intelligence, or advanced analytics

Candidates must be Canadian citizens or eligible to work in Canada. This scholarship will continue for an additional year provided the recipient maintains an 80% average with a full course load. If a recipient selected in year three does not qualify to maintain the scholarship, a replacement recipient in year four will be selected. A selection committee made up of representatives from the Faculty of Science will short list applicants for the scholarship. Short listed candidates will be interviewed by representatives of RBC and the Faculty of Science RBC Scholarship Selection Committee.

Recipients will have an opportunity to interview for a work term or internship with the Sponsor in a technology position. Students are not guaranteed a work term or internship with the Sponsor. An offer of full employment with the Sponsor may also be extended pending successful completion of the program and work term, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. A recipient is not obligated to participate in the work term or accept employment with the Sponsor following graduation to receive or retain the scholarship.

This Scholarship will help you to succeed in school today and provide you with early career experience to go on to be a science and business leader of tomorrow.

Important Dates

Item Date
Information Session | Register Today September 19
Application open September 8
Application due September 30
Shortlisted candidates notified Mid-October
Interviews held October
Scholars Reception November



2022 Recipients

Emily Chan headshot

Emily Chan

Jacob Ender headshot

Jacob Ender

Natalie Filep headshot

Natalie Filep

Mir Mubasher headshot

Mir Mubasher

Michael Ritacco headshot

Michael Ritacco

Guvneer Vilkhu headshot

Gunveer Vilkhu

Xinlei Wang headshot

Xinlei Wang

Yu-Qing Xie headshot

Christy Xie