Incoming Undergrad Awarded Alumni Scholarship
The York University Alumni Board has recognized incoming Schulich student, Ishi Madan (BBA ’25), as the 2021 recipient of the Harry Arthurs Alumni Families Entrance Scholarship. The Harry Arthurs Alumni Families Entrance Scholarship is awarded to an incoming undergraduate student who is the child, sibling or grandchild of a York University graduate and who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and accomplishments in community service, volunteerism or other endeavors.
Ishi follows in her brother’s footsteps as she joins the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Schulich for the 2021 Fall semester.
Ishi immigrated to Canada from India in 2017 and learned to adapt to a whole new educational system. “Coming here to Canada in Grade 9 was really tough for me,” she shares. “I had to adjust to a lot of changes. The guidance counselors and teachers at my school were very helpful, but I think my drive comes from within. ”
Outside of school, Ishi has been a key volunteer in her community. She was a Climate Action Catalyst through Innovate My Future program at Youth Challenge International. As Reporting Lead for her team, she worked on two projects: “Youth Reduce,” highlighting food wastage, and “Youth Produce,” highlighting sustainable gardening practices. Harnessing her own experiences, she became a peer mentor for the World of Welcome Program in Canada to help newly immigrated students acclimate and adapt to their new academic system. Most recently, Ishi created an online community response to combat the isolation created by the pandemic whilst coordinating food bank distributions.
Ishi has played piano for the last 14 years and has earned First Class Honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She regularly performs before live audiences and volunteers to teach piano to younger students in her community.
“With the 10 specializations available for its undergraduate program, my desire to live in a big city and being the top-ranked business school in Canada, Schulich became an easy decision for me,” she said. Ishi looks forward to developing her critical thinking skills, as well as expressing her personal and ethical values in the coming years here.