Youth Leadership Award Application Form
The SCWIST Youth Leadership Program allows young women (age 16-19) to design and carry out their own innovative project to promote STEM careers. The successful candidate will work with members of the SCWIST youth program, ms infinity to design, develop and complete the project. Upon completion, the project will be shared publicly through SCWIST/ms infinity media channels.

We are interested in innovative projects that combine different skills such as writing, fine arts, dance, or theatre to promote STEM careers. The projects should be relevant to young women in Canada. We respect the work and time put into such projects and the successful candidate will receive $1000 ($500 in advance and $500 upon completion of the project).

Through this program, the successful candidate will gain valuable skills in; strategic decision making, reporting to supervisors, receiving and incorporating feedback, working with deadlines, and managing a budget.

Application Requirements
- Identify as female aged 16-19
- Have an adult sponsor for your project (e.g. parent, teacher, coach). The sponsor understands the
project proposal and believes it to be within the candidate’s capabilities. Sponsors may be contacted for further information.
- Come up with a project proposal. Successful candidates will work with the SCWIST team to further
develop the idea.
- Complete application form

For more information about applying to or supporting the SCWIST Youth Leadership Award please contact us at

We thank the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for funding this program.
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What school do you go to? *
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What city do you live in? *
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Do you identify as female? *
Name of adult sponsor *
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In what capacity does the sponsor know the applicant? (e.g., coach, teacher, tutor) *
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Email of adult sponsor *
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Please provide a brief biography (Max. 200 words) *
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Please describe the project you are proposing (Max. 250 words) *
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How will you benefit from participating in this program? (Max. 250 words) *
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