STEAM

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 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. The prizes will be funded by the Ingenium Foundation, alongside a group of award sponsors. 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 Foundation’s award ceremony.


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 interesting, real-world problems. 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 April 2018, applicants will be informed of the award decisions. Winners will be invited to Ottawa during Science Odyssey Week in May, and recognized for their achievements at the Foundation’s award ceremony in May 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of Canada
  • Must be between 16 and 18 years old at the time of application
  • Must be recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments in a formal or informal way
  • Must be maintaining a minimum academic average of 85%
  • Must either be preparing to enroll in Fall 2018, or currently enrolled, in their first year of post-secondary education. The enrolment must be in a STEAM field in Canada

*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, the Ingenium Foundation is pleased to partner with NSERC, Indspire, 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.

ABOUT THE INGENIUM FOUNDATION

The Ingenium Foundation is a national Foundation supporting the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The Foundation began its work in 2007 to share the human stories of Canadian innovation, and to inspire the next generation of great innovators. The Foundation achieves this by inspiring youth, sharing science and discoveries, encouraging innovation, protecting heritage, and sharing culture.