Youth Scholarships

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 for the SCWIST newsletter at the end of their program.

 For more information about applying to or supporting our SCWIST Youth Scholarship Program, please contact us .

Awardee Spotlights

"The Youth Skills Development Scholarship from SCWIST changed my life. I created COAST, a computer mouse that enables people with upper limb disabilities to access computer technologies, which won 4 awards, including the Gold award and Best Young Inventor at the International Innovation Competition in Canada. Not only did my dreams come true, but I was able to showcase my invention to a wider audience and pursue my mission of promoting accessibility and inclusivity in technology!"

Meihuan Yu, Youth Skills Development Scholarship Awardee

"SCWIST has been such an incredible organization and supporter of my scientific journey. With the Youth Skills Development scholarship, I was able to attend SHAD Canada, a month-long leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM development program for youth at the University of Prince Edward Island. I was absolutely honoured to be a Quantum Leaps speaker in March 2023 to “pay it back” and help inspire other young girls in science."

Annabelle Rayson, Youth Skills Development Scholarship Awardee

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.

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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.

Deadline: Closed. If you want to be notified of when applications reopen, apply below.

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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: Closed. If you want to be notified of when applications reopen, apply below.

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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: Closed. If you want to be notified of when applications reopen, apply below.

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

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