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OTTAWA, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 — The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Foundation launched its new award program for Canadian youth pursuing a post-secondary education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Up to seven Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each to attend a Canadian university or college to study in a STEAM field. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will be flown to Ottawa and recognized at the Foundation’s first annual National Science and Innovation Gala, in May 2017. The application deadline is January 9, 2017.
30-second radio and a television public service announcements are available for download to media outlets wishing to help spread the word.
The STEAM Horizon Awards are made possible by a consortium of partners, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Shopify, Indspire, Vintage Wings, VLN Advanced Technologies, Facebook, and CBC/Radio-Canada.
The application deadline is January 9, 2017. In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
- be 16 to 18 years of age as of January 9, 2017
- have been recognized for accomplishments in a formal capacity (e.g., winner or participant of a science fair, or owner of a patented invention) or in a less formal capacity (e.g. ,founding a coding club, or creating an interactive art installation)
- maintain an academic average of 85% or higher
- be preparing to enroll, or is currently enrolled in, the first year of post-secondary education in a STEAM field at a Canadian university or college
About the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Foundation
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Foundation is a national charity providing support to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Donations to the Foundation support projects and programs that inspire kids, share science and discovery, encourage innovation, and protect heritage and share culture. Learn more at foundation.techno-science.ca.