The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology’s Youth Skills Development Scholarship is open to girls (age 16-21) in Canada.

The scholarship is awarded to cover the costs of professional development, such as attending a Science Fair or participating in science-related camps or courses. This $500 scholarship must be used to cover professional development expenses of equal or greater value, including associated costs or attendance fees. The successful applicant will be required to write a summary or create a video of their experience participating in their chosen skills development program, which will be shared through SCWIST media channels. Please note that the scholarship is conditional on acceptance and participation in a skills development program or event.

Application Requirements

  • You identify as female. Please note that we use the terms women and girls with a broad meaning that includes people who identify themselves as women, girls, trans, gender queer, non-binary, Two Spirit, and gender questioning.
  • Aged 16-21 as of application due date.
  • Agree to provide a summary of experience participating in their chosen skills development program
  • Agree to provide photo(s) of yourself.

For more information about applying to or supporting the SCWIST Youth Leadership Program please contact us at [email protected].

We thank the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for funding this program.


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    *privately upload to YouTube and share the link.
  • Participation and Media Release Consent

    The applicant has indicated that they are interested in the Youth Skills Development Scholarship through ms infinity. This program is part of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology’s (SCWIST) Youth Engagement Initiative. Our mission is to encourage girls and young women to pursue their studies in math, science and technology and to equip them with the necessary tools they need as women in STEM fields! Please indicate your consent to the applicant's participation and to the use of their name or visual representations (photographs or video recordings) for SCWIST program promotion and impact reporting to our funders and official SCWIST members.
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