Are you a student from the Indigenous communities 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 communities to explore STEM fields.

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

Application Requirements

  • You identify as a girl or woman. 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
  • 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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