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Ingenium's logo: Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
NSERC's logo

Are you often described as a leader, an achiever, or an innovator? Do you have limitless drive, ambition, and determination? If so, there’s an opportunity to receive a $25,000 prize towards your post-secondary education.

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Founded in 2016, the STEAM Horizon Awards presented by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

Winners will be awarded a $25,000 prize for their post-secondary education. Two of the five prizes will go to Indigenous youth. We are confident that these recipients will act as role models and ambassadors for future STEAM generations.

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WHY APPLY?

You could receive a $25,000 prize towards your post-secondary education. With your academic excellence and great communication skills, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact and solve real world problems. You could also be flown to Ottawa and recognized for your achievements at the STEAM Horizon Awards ceremony.

Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.

HOW TO APPLY?

Create a short video (max. 2 minutes) highlighting your achievements and demonstrating your oral communication skills. There’s only one opportunity to make a first impression, so make it count.

Talk to your guidance counselor, your teachers, your professors, your supervisors, or anyone else who can provide you with a letter of support to share your story and express why you deserve a STEAM Horizon Award. In total, you will need two letters of support sharing your story and what you have done to stand out from the crowd.

Get a copy of all your transcripts.

Your submission should include a total of six (6) documents.* Upload each document, one at a time, using the Secure Submissions for the STEAM Horizon Awards on the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) website. All applications must be submitted electronically using the Secure Submissions for the STEAM Horizon Awards. The deadline is January 15, 2020. * Before submitting, it’s crucial you make sure all necessary documents are complete. You only have one chance to submit.

WINNER’S PROFILE

The STEAM Horizon Awards recipients will have inspiring achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. These achievements could be formally recognized – a science fair win, a published app, a patented invention, etc. or they could be less formally recognized – the founding of a local coding club, developing a course for kids, or creating a local interactive art installation. Regardless of the accomplishment, it must reflect passion and illustrate a positive impact on the community.

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Recipients see how technology affects the world from many different perspectives, and are passionate about using it to solve problems in their community. Since it can be broadly interpreted, it’s important recipients approach their love of technology as they see fit – whether from an art and design perspective, as an engineer, or as a scientist. Finally, the recipients will be excellent communicators and act as role models and ambassadors for future STEAM generations. They can easily persuade through oral and/or written communication, but could also clearly communicate through other media, like video or art. They have the potential to inspire youth and create a better world for generations to come.

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JUDGING

A selection committee will review all the applications that have been submitted and make recommendations to a selection board where a final decision will be made. So good luck!

WINNERS

After the completion of the selection process in March 2020, applicants will be informed of the award decisions. Winners will be invited to Ottawa and recognized for their achievements at the award ceremony in April 2020.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline;
  • be 16 to 18 years of age by the application deadline;
  • have been recognized for accomplishments in a formal capacity (e.g., selected as a winner or participant of a science fair, patent application, conference presentation) or less formal capacity (e.g., founding a coding club, developing a course for kids, creating an interactive art installation, volunteer work, community outreach);
  • have obtained, over the previous year of study, an academic average of 80% or higher;
  • be preparing to enroll in the fall of 2020 in your first year of post-secondary education (university, college or CÉGEP) in a STEAM field at a Canadian institution.

*Art and design fields will only be accepted if they are integrated in science and technology.

The award sponsors welcome applicants who reflect the diverse nature of our country. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities.

AWARD SPONSORS

As a proud supporter of STEAM, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation is pleased to partner with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and several award sponsors to make these awards possible. These sponsors are committed to supporting Canada’s next generation of STEAM innovators as they create a better world for generations to come.

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NSERC's logo
Indspire logo
Lockheed Martin logo
Syncrude

HOTEL SPONSOR

Fairmont Château Laurier

ABOUT INGENIUM

Ingenium celebrates the innovative spirit of Canadians by telling the stories of those who dared to think differently. Inspired by the power of ingenuity, Ingenium encompasses three national institutions: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. These three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Beyond the physical walls of its museums, Ingenium’s engaging digital content, outreach programs and travelling exhibitions serve to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.

Ingenium's logo: Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation