Scholarships have long been an important and exciting initiative at MindFuel. Scholarships are an investment in Alberta’s future. They are meant to address challenges facing our province and 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.

The start of 2020 has been a challenging time for all in Alberta and whereas scholarships are 100% funded by donations, we will only be able to support one scholarship sponsored by ASTech – GrowSafe Systems Founders. Thank-you to ASTech for their continued support.

Would you like to donate to a MindFuel scholarship?


  • 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.

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2020 scholarship applications have closed. We will reopen applications in spring 2021.

“Congratulations to the 2020 ASTech – GrowSafe Systems Founders scholarship recipient, Joanne Cai, Edmonton.”

Submission info:

  • Only electronic documents will be accepted this year
  • No material besides what is asked for on this page will be presented to the Awards Committee. Any additional documents will be discarded.
  • Each submission must include:
  • a unique essay of 500-1000 words describing your vision for the future and how you’ll use STEM to bring positive change
  • up to 3 letters of recommendation and authenticated high school transcript. 
  • a letter or notification from your selected post-secondary institution indicating your acceptance to a STEM based program
  • Address your sub submission to: MF scholarship review committee
  • submit to:

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

Annual — $2,500, one award

Dr. Terry Rachuk held several senior positions and advisory roles in the Canadian agri-food industry. He held patents in the alternative energy sector and he published extensively in areas affecting the food processing industry. He was a passionate advocate for entrepreneurs developing advanced technology in the food industry.  Terry is fondly remembered through this ASTech scholarship to assist a young STEM student pursue his or her passion to “Do cool things to feed the world.” Applicants must be entering the first year of a STEM program at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution, and must be an Alberta high school graduate.