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2023 Project LEAP Scholar


Project LEAP is committed to helping students develop their leadership skills, cultural competency, and international network. Our program offers a range of features that prepare students for success in their future endeavors, including:

  • 4 in 1 Aptitude Testing: Students will take a comprehensive assessment test that evaluates their academic strengths, leadership potential, personal interests, and career goals.
  • International College and Career Advising: Students will receive personalized guidance from our team of experienced counselors and mentors, who will help them navigate the college application process and identify potential career paths.
  • Leadership Development: Students will participate in a variety of leadership workshops, seminars, and community service projects to enhance their skills and broaden their perspectives.
  • Networking Opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to connect with other high-achieving students from around the world and build their professional network.

Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Up to $25,000 USD in scholarship funds to use towards their college education
  • A graduation cord indicating their participation in Project LEAP
  • A letter of recommendation from our program director

We encourage all eligible students to apply and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to prepare for success in their college and career goals.


We have also included a time conversion chart in the application packet to help students determine the application deadline and program start time based on their time zone. Typically, applicants from Canada apply to their prospective time zone.

There are no additional requirements for non-US applicants, but they must be able to comfortably read, write, and speak English in a class setting.

Linked you will find the Project LEAP Application Packet that includes a QR code to access the application.



Rotary Club Adventures in Citizenship


This is a fully funded opportunity for Burnaby youths to attend a leadership workshop in Ottawa, Ontario and:

➢ Experience what it means to be Canadian
➢ Learn how our government works
➢ Gain an understanding of our country
➢ Meet leaders and decision makers
➢ Engage with young Canadians from every province

To qualify you must:
• Be between 16 and 18 (at the time of program)
• Have excellent academic standing
• Be involved in Community Service with an emphasis on non-school related volunteering
• Have leadership abilities
• Be a Canadian citizen or have Landed Immigrant Status
Be able to go to Ottawa from May 14 – 17, 2023
• Attend an interview with a panel of Rotarians – to be scheduled at the start of February

Due Date

Send your essay/video to email below by deadline: February 3, 2023


• Write a short essay (approx. 250 words) or film a 60-90 second video on the topic:
“What Being a Canadian means to Me”
• Send your resume and essay / video by email to

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Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation Essay Contest


Open to all students. This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering prizes of $3000, $1500, and $750 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question on the flyer below and attached.  Please inform your students about the contest and encourage them to participate in it.  More information about KHREF and the essays of the winners of its contests over the past 21 years may be found on   Last year’s winner was Owen Hu from British Columbia.  To read his essay go to and to listen to an audio excerpt from an interview with him go to


varies from $2000, $1000, and $500.

Due Date

December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).


Write 1000-2500 on the following:

Respect for human rights seems to be eroding in many countries.  Do you agree?  If so, provide examples and explain what you think is the major cause of the problem and how it should be addressed?  If you disagree, explain the reason you disagree

Essays are due on or before December 10, 2022 (Human Rights Day) and should:

1. be 2500 words or less in length.  

2.  be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850, USA.

3.  include a cover page with the title, author’s name and grade level; name and address of the author’s high school; name of a teacher or administrator at the high school; and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”


Winners will be announced, and awards presented on January 16, 2023.