“Without the bursary you provided, I would have never seen stars or considered neuroscience as a post-secondary option. But most importantly, I would have never realized that I too can be a change-maker.” –SHAD Fellow 2015
SHAD is an investment in the future. It costs absolutely nothing to apply and we are committed to ensuring every student who gains acceptance into the program to have the ability to experience the thrill, community and challenge of our four week enrichment program, along with the lifelong benefits of being a SHAD Fellow.
A substantial bursary fund exists for participants with proven financial need, including travel bursaries. Information about how to apply for a bursary will be made available to applicants after the evaluation process is underway. Additional information is required in order to be considered for bursary support, and applicants will be provided with full details via email. We believe that there should be no financial barriers to excellence; once accepted into SHAD, we will work with you to address any proven financial need associated with the opportunity.
Scholarships based on overall strength of the SHAD application are available.
The fee to attend the program is $5,500*, which covers accommodation, meals, academic activities and field trips. Please note that the program fee does not include expenses associated with travel to and from campus, which are responsibility of each family. Travel bursaries are available based on need.
* The full cost to deliver the program per student is $8,000. As such, SHAD is investing approximately $2,500 per student, which is made possible by the community of generous sponsors, including SHAD alumni, corporations, foundations, government and individual donors.
“The bursary you gave me is more than just money. It is an opportunity. Even though SHAD Carleton has ended, SHAD is still ongoing. I am not the same person that I was two months ago: I am more ambitious, more keen to learn, and more outgoing. The word thank you doesn’t even begin to express the scope of my gratitude, so I hope to display my gratefulness by taking what I’ve learned from SHAD to better this province by studying even harder and learning new things each day.” – SHAD Fellow 2015
“SHAD’s focus on accessibility has rewarded some of my students with the opportunity to attend SHAD that otherwise would have only been a dream.”– Nan Devitt-Tremblay, Educator, Senator O’Connor College School