SCWIST Youth Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis. Please don’t hesitate to apply.

Winners will be asked to provide a photo, sign a media release form, and produce a brief article at the end of their program for the SCWIST newsletter.


Youth Leadership Award

Value of each award: $1000

Fascinated by science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Want a chance to excite others about STEM? This SCWIST award is for female students in grades 10-12 for projects that require approximately 60 hours (or two weeks) worth of work. You will create a project of your own design to promote careers in STEM. We are looking for innovative projects that make use of a variety of approaches including film, writing, workshops, games, hobbies, sports and demonstrations. Some ideas include YouTube videos about STEM, card games that explore different STEM careers, and fun activities that promote STEM. The successful candidate will receive a $500 honorarium for supplies to start the project and the remaining $500 honorarium upon completion of the project.

Deadline: See above deadlines for each cycle.

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Youth Skills Development Scholarship


Value of award: $500

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 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 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.

Deadline: See above deadlines for each cycle.

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SCWIST Science Fair Award

Number of awards: 14
Value of each award: $100

Are you a grade 8 to 10 female student participating in your region’s science fair? SCWIST will be keeping an eye out for you! This cash award is given to a winner at each of the 14 district Science Fairs for a project demonstrating curiosity, ingenuity, and innovation. This SCWIST award is intended to encourage interest in science and all STEM areas amongst young female students. 

Find out more details about your region’s science fair. The winner will be selected at her regional science fair.

Indigenous Youth Skills Award

Value of each award: $250, $500 or $1000

Are you a student from the Indigenous community that is participating in an activity related to science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)? If so, you may be a candidate for the Indigenous Youth Award. This SCWIST award is for students looking to explore STEM fields by, for example, developing a project or by starting a science or math club at their school. The STEM-related activity will show creativity and inspire others in the Indigenous community to explore STEM fields.

When submitting your application, please specify what amount of funding you are applying for: $250, $500 or $1000.

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All scholarship monetary values may vary based on the number of applicants and SCWIST’s budget.