SHAD is a 27-day STEAM and entrepreneurship based enrichment program where participants live at a host university campus outside their hometown while engaging in experiential learning, sociocultural activities and community building. Through lectures, workshops, labs and team projects, you will learn by doing and leave inspired, unleashed and connected with like-minded youth from across the country. Get a taste of university life living on campus at one of our 17 Canadian host universities while delving into a variety of topics under the guidance of renowned professionals and university professors. At SHAD, we empower exceptional youth to recognize their potential as leaders and change makers.
At SHAD, we look beyond academic performance to see potential in youth – we are seeking youth who are curious about the world around them, community-minded, creative and engaged. SHAD is for youth who want to use their abilities to bring about real, positive change.
SHAD is not the best month of your life, it’s the best month FOR your life and it’s a month that lasts a lifetime. Upon completion of the program, you will become a lifelong member of our impressive SHAD network. With a growing total of 17,000+ alumni, it includes 32 Rhodes Scholars, 56 Schulich Leaders, 88 Loran Scholars as well as prominent entrepreneurs, industry leaders and accomplished professionals. You will also receive the SHAD Fellow designation, which is recognized and valued by universities, scholarship providers and employers.
The SHAD 2019 program will take place from Sunday, June 30 to Friday, July 26.
The due date for submission is November 19, 2018.
Applicants will be notified of their application status in February 2019.
The SHAD program is designed for high school students (currently completing grade 10, 11 or 12*; Quebec Secondaire IV, V and CEGEP I; or equivalent international qualifications). The application deadline for the program is in late November. The selection process is competitive. Applicants are assessed on several factors including academics, extracurricular activities, creativity/innovation and commitment to excellence. SHADs are leaders in their schools, volunteers in their communities, and are often gifted musicians, artists and athletes.
*SHAD 2019 is the last year grade 12s can apply.
All students are welcome to apply and there is no limit to the number of students accepted to the program from any school, school board or region. Financial assistance is available.
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