What is SHAD?
SHAD is a Canadian summer enrichment program. It empowers exceptional high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 900 top-performing grade 10-12 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of our Canadian host universities, focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math).
SHAD provides the unique opportunity to explore a university campus while still in high school, and experience higher learning in a supportive yet challenging environment. Included are lectures, seminars and workshops, presentations by industry leaders, working in teams to simulate a ‘startup’ project, and recreational activities. Meanwhile, parents can rest assured that SHAD works intensively with our university campus partners to ensure student safety, well-being, and access to needed services.
Who is eligible to apply?
All high school students (grades 10 – 12, including International) who have an interest in STEAM, demonstrate creativity, intellectual curiosity, leadership and a desire to make a difference in their community are encouraged to apply. While it is a competitive application process, SHAD recognizes that leadership and intellectual curiosity can be shown in many ways including by overcoming obstacles. SHAD is not just for the most vocal student leaders or those with the highest average; SHAD is looking for change makers – youth who want to embrace their Uncommon Purpose and bring about real, positive change.
Students selected through the rigorous, competitive process for places in the summer program are top performers who are also well-rounded emerging leaders demonstrating initiative, creativity and flair. They are leaders in their schools, volunteers in their communities, and are often gifted musicians, artists and athletes.
More detailed information is available on the SHAD website HERE.
SHAD Program Brochure is HERE.
Deadline to apply is Monday, November 20, 2017.