• The Benoît Lauzé Scholarship of Excellence

    CIBC and the Schulich School of Business, together with Schulich alumni, friends and former CIBC colleagues have established a special endowed scholarship in memory of the late Benoît Lauzé (MBA ’91). The Benoît Lauzé Scholarship of Excellence reflects the values most closely associated with Benoît, positivity and respect, as well as his drive to support people around him.

    Initiated in August 2021 by Michael Bigger (MBA ’92), the campaign has a goal of $250,000. Time-Sensitive Matching Opportunity: From October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, all donations to the scholarship will be matched by Michael Bigger up to $10,000 cumulatively. To date, the scholarship has raised over $250,000. With additional contributions to the scholarship, student recipients will receive higher scholarship payouts, over time.

    The Benoît Lauzé Scholarship of Excellence aims to benefit and support an incoming student enrolled in the new Master of Health Industry Administration (MHIA) program that launched in Fall 2023. The scholarship awarded its first recipient $10,000 in Fall 2023. 

    Applicants must have a track record of achievement and a strong interest in the medical field. Recipients must also demonstrate academic excellence (minimum A average) from previous studies, be a supportive team player, and enjoy lifelong learning. The award will be adjudicated by the Schulich School of Business’ Office of Student Financial Services and will require a statement of interest.

    To make your contribution in honour of Benoît Lauzéplease click here to donate. The School is pleased to recognize contributions to the scholarship in the following ways:

    • For alumni gifts of $1,000 or more, the donor’s name will be proudly and permanently recognized on the Schulich Alumni Donors Wall, located in the Seymour Schulich Building. Additionally, alumni donors will be enrolled in the Dean’s Society program during the year in which the donation was received.
    • Gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized on the Schulich Lifetime Giving Donor Wall, located in the Seymour Schulich Building
    • If you are based in the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong or Singapore, please contact us directly to receive instructions on how to make tax-deductible or tax-effective donations

    For more information such as donating through your workplace campaign through Benevity, or to pledge your support, please contact our Advancement Office at advancement@schulich.yorku.ca.