Scholarships for young innovators

Scholarships have long been an important and exciting initiative at MindFuel and our partners. Scholarships are an investment in the future of Alberta and Canada. They are meant to address challenges facing our country: shortage of knowledge workers focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and the ongoing need to build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2022!

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ASTech - GrowSafe Systems Founders, in memory of Dr. Terry Rachuk, PhD

Annual scholarship of $2,500, one award

Eligibility: Students must be graduating from an Alberta high school and entering their first year in a STEM related program at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution Click for more...
  • Students must be graduating from an Alberta high school.
  • Students must be entering their first year in an undergraduate applied science or science education program at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution.
  • Annual scholarship of $2,500 awarded to one recipient, for first year post-secondary education;
  • Involvement in science fairs, Junior Achievement, 4H and other community activities are considered an asset.
  • Email to: scholarships@mindfuel.ca using this subject line: ASTech-GrowSafe Systems scholarship application 
  • Deadline: midnight on June 30, 2022

Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies (CDL-Rockies) Opportunities Scholarship

Annual scholarship of up to $2,500, one award

Eligibility: Grade 12 students graduating from an Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba high school, who identify as women, two-spirit, transgender and non-binary. Click for more...

The purpose of the CDL-Rockies Opportunities Scholarship is to make a positive contribution toward ending the gender gap in STEM, while encouraging our best and brightest to explore opportunities that exist within the prairies. Women represent 51% of the population yet continue to be underrepresented in technical studies, careers and women-led startups. Only 3% of all venture capital is deployed to women. Our aspiration is that through increased access to STEM education for innovative women-identified individuals within the Prairies, we will increase the likelihood of those individuals continuing in STEM-related careers within those communities.

  • Eligibility: Grade 12 students graduating from an Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba high school, who identify themselves as women, two-spirit, transgender and non-binary
  • Students must be entering their first year in an undergraduate STEM-related (science, technology, engineering or math) program at an accredited post-secondary institution located in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.
  • Annual scholarship of up to $2,500 awarded to one recipient, as follows: $1,000 awarded for first year post-secondary education; $1,500 for second year, provided the recipient has maintained an 80% grade average throughout their first year.
  • Email to: scholarships@mindfuel.ca using this subject line: CDL-Rockies scholarship application
  • Deadline: midnight on June 30, 2022

CDL-Rockies accelerates the commercialization of tech startups representing the companies of tomorrow. Since 2017, our alumni companies have generated +$1 billion in equity value. Housed at the Haskayne School of Business at UCalgary, we deliver a mentorship-first program supported through a not-for-profit funding model. We connect ventures to a curated selection of subject matter experts in three areas – energy, agriculture and prime, playing a leading role in Calgary’s innovation ecosystem. Visit us here to learn more about CDL.

2022 Key Dates

  • Applications are now open
  • Applications close June 30th, 2022 at midnight
  • The chosen applicant will be notified by email if they were selected

Qualifications

Submission info:

  • Applications to be submitted by email – please see details for each scholarship
  • Only the documents listed below will be presented to the Awards Committee. Any additional material will be discarded.

Each application must include:

  • a unique essay of 500 – 750 words describing your vision for the future and how you’ll use STEM to bring positive change
  • up to 3 letters of recommendation
  • official high school transcript
  • a letter or notification from a post-secondary institution where you have been accepted to a STEM-based program