These scholarships are for Shads only. This is one of the many opportunities available to Shad program graduates.  

Note: Shad does not administer these scholarships. Please apply directly and direct all scholarship-related questions to the university.

Carleton University

Carleton University

Two scholarships valued at $20,000 over 4 years will be awarded to outstanding students who have participated in the Shad program and are entering the first year of any undergraduate program at Carleton University. 

An application is required and the applicant’s demonstrated leadership roles within their community or secondary school activities will also be considered.

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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie has offered two $16,000 scholarships each year to Shad alumni since 2007. The renewable scholarships go to students with strong academic promise who have participated in the Shad program. Click here for more information.

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Faculty of Engineering, Science or Business

BEST (Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology) is a Lassonde Engineering initiative that integrates courses from the Lassonde School of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. Ten BEST Entrance awards, valued at $1,000 each, are available to outstanding Shad alumni who are entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program. Selection for the awards is based on evidence of entrepreneurial activity while at high school – students must also be admitted to their desired program. These awards are in addition to any other scholarships the student may receive from the Lassonde School of Engineering. BEST Entrance Award winners are also eligible for $100,000 of BEST Awards each year, offered to students who are participating in entrepreneurial activities (courses, experiential learning opportunities, or venture creation) while at York.

Applicants must have completed the Shad Program at the time of application. Visit the website for details on the deadline, the application form for completion and more information.

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McMaster Engineering

Three scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, are available to outstanding Shad Fellows who are entering first year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Engineering, directly from high school.  Selection will be based on academic achievement.  These scholarships are in addition to any other scholarships the student may receive from the Faculty of Engineering or McMaster University. Applicants must have completed the Shad program and already be a Shad alumni at the time of application. Visit the website for details on the deadline, for more information, and to download the application form. 

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Memorial University

Three renewable scholarships are available to high school students who are current or previous participants in the Shad program. These scholarships are valued at a total of $12,000 ($3,000 per year, renewable for an additional 3 years for a total of 4 years). To be eligible and to be considered for renewal, students must be enrolled in full-time studies and have scholarship standing as defined by Memorial University. The deadline to apply is early July. Click here for full details.

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Shad Exclusive Scholarship  

Valued at $2,500 each (non-renewable), two awarded to:

Outstanding students who have participated in the Shad program and are entering first year in any Mount Allison program directly from high school. This award is based on both academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. Click here for full details

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Shad Admission Scholarship

Established in February 2014 by Queen’s University and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Computer Honours degree program in the School of Computing. For more information, please visit the Queen’s Student Awards site.

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University of New Brunswick

Two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are awarded to outstanding students who have participated in the Shad program, and are entering first-year of any undergraduate degree program directly from high school. The award is based on both academic excellence and extracurricular achievement as assessed through the UNB General Scholarship application form.

Students are welcome to apply and are considered for the UNB Recognition Scholarship-Shad through the general scholarship application process. Fill out the application form attached to the admission form, and indicate your participation in Shad.

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UPEI Recognition Scholarships for Shad Fellows 

The University of Prince Edward Island has introduced UPEI Recognition Scholarships for Shad Fellows.

Two scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded annually to outstanding students who have participated in the Shad program at any host campus, have displayed both academic excellence and extra-curricular achievements, and are entering first-year of any undergraduate degree program at UPEI directly from high school.

Please see p. 4 of the Entrance Award Cycle application form, which links to the UPEI Recognition Scholarships for Shad Fellows application form.

Please contact scholarships@upei.ca for further information.

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University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan offers an application fee waiver to all Shad alumni applying for admission to one of the university’s direct-entry colleges (valued at $90).

Shad alumni are considered automatically for Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships (valued up to $3,000), which are awarded based on academics. Outstanding students who have complete the Shad program are also strongly encouraged to apply for the university’s Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships, valued up to $40,000, and Competitive Entrance Awards, valued between $500-$24,000. Students should apply for admission by December 1 to have the greatest access to scholarships.

For more information, contact admissions@usask.ca.

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University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo offers up to $31,000 annually in entrance scholarship awards to alumni of the SHAD program who enroll at the University of Waterloo. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

  • Applied Health Sciences: 2 at $1,000 available
  • Arts: 2 at $1,000 available
  • Engineering: 2 at $4,000 available
  • Environment: 4 at $1,000 available
  • Mathematics: 1 at $5,000 or 2 at $2,500 available
  • Science: 5 at $1,000 available

Application for scholarship available between September 1 and March 31 annually.

Click here to visit the University of Waterloo website.

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Ivey Business School

The Shad – Ivey HBA Scholarship is awarded to two second-year university students who are Shad alumni, who accept admission to the HBA Program. Click here for details.

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Forum for Young Canadians 

Participants interact with parliamentarians and take part in interactive simulations, debates and discussions in a week-long program that leads to a greater understanding of how democratic change occurs.  

Forum for Young Canadians offers three full scholarships for Shads to attend their program.