Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Shad Valley Scholarships and STEM Internships

Welcome to SHAD! Our mission is to empower exceptional youth to make the world a better place. Every July, about 900 of Canada’s best and brightest come together to experience SHAD’s unique experiential-learning program - rooted in the STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics – while gaining self-confidence, entrepreneurial and workforce skills, internship opportunities, and a network for life. SHAD Fellows are Change Makers for Canada here at home and around the world.Whether you’re visiting as a future SHAD, a parent, an alum, a donor or a friend of the program, thanks for stopping by.


SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that 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 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). There are currently more than 16,300 SHAD 
alumni including 32 Rhodes Scholars, Top 40 Under 40 & Top 20 Under 20 award recipients, and many other 
accomplished professionals, all sharing the transformational SHAD experience and able to leverage their SHAD
 network for life. Founded in 1980, SHAD is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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.

About the SHAD Program

Each of our SHAD campuses offers an immersive program of lectures, workshops, projects and activities. Inside and 
outside the classroom, SHAD builds on the STEAM foundation, introducing participants to a multi-disciplinary 
program that offers unique experiences and a new way of understanding the world. Speakers include university
 professors, business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators, inspiring students to set aspirational goals.

SHAD campuses build their programming around a theme of national significance, which changes each year and is 
released the first week of each annual session. Participants are challenged with a big, complex issue and are asked 
to find bold solutions, working together with their peers to bring their ideas to life. Success comes from figuring 
things out together and learning from fellow students. Winning projects are selected per campus to advance to 
national judging. The results of the competition are announced during the 

Deadline for  Applications is November 20

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