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Scholarships

Engineering is for Everyone! On this page you will find the necessary information and forms to apply for our  various scholarships and bursaries.  Please note: Scholarships & Bursaries are not available for virtual camp this summer 2021 

Scholarships for Girls

McMaster University is dedicated to inspiring young women to change our world by pursuing the field of engineering and is therefore constantly working to increase female enrolment. Through our Girls Clubs, and events like Go Eng Girl, Go CODE Girl and our Venture programming, our female faculty, undergraduate and graduate instructors aim to introduce girls to their potential. Our Instructors’ goal is to show you how collaborative and creative engineering can be and that we really can change the world, one girl at a time. Please Note: Online registration requests will not accept scholarship requests. Please do not register online if you are applying for scholarships

Please note: Scholarships are not available for virtual camp this summer 2021 

Application Deadline:

Eligibility Requirements:

Have not recieved a Venture scholarship in the past

Term of Scholarship:

 

Value of Scholarship:

We want to encourage girls to pursue engineering and science related courses in high school. A week at Venture might make you realize you want to become an engineer and make a difference.

Application Process:

1. Application Form

2. Print out and complete in ink OR save the form as a PDF and complete electronically.

3. Read carefully and fill out the form entirely.

4. Submit your Application and a copy of your latest Report Card attached as a PDF by email to venture@mcmaster.ca OR send by fax to (905) 546-5492.

5. The deadline to submit your Registration Form is 

*Please Note: Only one scholarship per applicant will be awarded.

Please note: Scholarships are not available for virtual camp this summer 2021 

 Our curriculum encourages the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills through labs, lectures, projects and fun education-based activities.  You will be given the opportunity to work in McMaster University labs and tour facilities that few people have seen before. You will learn about exciting career paths available to engineers and your time at Venture Summer Academy will give you a much better idea of the importance of engineering in our society. 

Application Deadline:

Eligibility Requirements:

- First time Applicants only (this is for girls who have not recieved a LEAP scholarship in the past)


Term of Scholarship: (Choose 1 week)


Value of Scholarship:

Venture Academy is offering a full scholarship

*Please Note: Only one scholarship per applicant will be awarded. 

Application Process:

1.  Application Form

2. Print out and complete in ink OR save the form as a PDF and complete electronically.

3. Read carefully and fill out the form entirely.

4. Obtain a copy of your latest grade report.

5. Send your completed application and a copy of your latest report card together as a PDF by email to venture@mcmaster.ca OR send by fax to (905) 546-5492 OR mail : 1280 Main Street West, JHE A201D, Hamilton ON L8S 4L7

6. The deadline

Please note: Online registrations will not accept scholarship requests. Please do not register online if you are applying for a scholarship.

Bursaries

Please note: Online registrations will not accept bursary requests. Please do not register your child online if you are applying for a bursary. If you are awarded a bursary, the remaining balance must be paid by credit card or cash only.

Please note: Scholarships are not available for virtual camp this summer 2021 

Bursary Application Process:

The bursary program is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

1. Complete the Venture form 

2. Print out and complete in ink OR save the form as a PDF and complete electronically. Read carefully and fill out the form entirely.

3. Attach a copy of your latest reportcard (can be midterm or last years depending on when you apply)

4. Write a letter explaining your financial situation.

5. Provide a copy of your 2019 tax summary to confirm your financial situation.

6. Submit your Bursary Application attached as a PDF by email to vespi@mcmaster.ca OR send by fax to (905) 546-5492 OR bring it to our office (1280 Main Street W, John Hodgins Engineering Building Room A201D)

PLEASE NOTE:

Online registrations will not accept bursary requests. Please do not register your child online if you are applying for a bursary.

Each request for a bursary is individually approved by Ms. Carm Vespi, Manager, Alumni Relations, with complete discretion. The registration will be entered manually by the office. All Bursary applications will be kept confidential. Please contact Carm Vespi for more information at venture@mcmaster.ca, or call (905) 525-9140, ext. 24906.

If you are awarded a bursary, the remaining balance must be paid by credit card or cash only.

Please note: Scholarships are not available for virtual camp this summer 2021 

Bursary Application Process:

The bursary program is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that if you are applying for a bursary you cannot register online. Please fill out a paper form.

Please note you must provide the following:
1. Complete copy of the registration form including extra documents 
2. Letter from the parent/guardian explaining your financial situation.
3. a copy of your latest reportcard (can be midterm or last years depending on when you apply)
4. A copy of the parent/guardians' latest income tax notice of assessment.
5. VISA/Mastercard payment.*

*A credit card number MUST accompany every application- or a phone number to be reached

Your completed bursary application package can be walked in, faxed, mailed or emailed to vespi@mcmaster.ca.

Engineering Alumni Relations & Youth Programs Office
McMaster University
JHE A201D 
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L7

Fax: 905-546-5492

Please note: Online registrations will not accept bursary requests. Please do not register online if you are applying for a bursary.

Each request for a bursary is individually approved by Ms. Carm Vespi, Manager, Alumni Relations & Youth Programs, with complete discretion. Please contact Carm Vespi for more information at venture@mcmaster.ca, or call (905) 525-9140, ext. 24906.

Indigenous Youth Bursaries

Since Venture Summer Academy have begun focusing on indigenous outreach in the spring of 2013, over 1400 indigenous students have been reached through efforts including workshops, McMaster’s Cultural Science Day, and indigenous bursary spots in camp. All of these engagements include the same high quality science and engineering projects Venture is known for.

Please note: Scholarships are not available for virtual camp this summer 2021 

Application Process:

If you are an Indigenous student going into grades K-7, you may be eligible for a bursary to Venture Academy  in the summer of 2020. The bursary program is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

1. Complete the Venture 2020 Registration

2. Print out and complete in ink OR save the form as a PDF and complete electronically. Read carefully and fill out the form entirely.

3. Write a letter stating what elementary or middle school you attend, what aboriginal group you are affiliated with, and why you want to come to camp.

4. Provide a copy of your 2019 tax summary to confirm your financial situation.

5. Submit your Bursary Application attached as a PDF by email to venture@mcmaster.ca OR fax to (905) 546-5492 OR drop off in person OR mail to 1280 Main Street W, John Hodgins Engineering Building Room A201D, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7.

PLEASE NOTE:

Online registrations will not accept bursary requests. Please do not register your child online if you are applying for a bursary.

Each request for a bursary is individually approved by Ms. Carm Vespi, Manager, Alumni Relations, with complete discretion. The registration will be entered manually by the office. All Bursary applications will be kept confidential. Please contact Carm Vespi for more information at vespi@mcmaster.ca, or call (905) 525-9140, ext. 24906.

If you are awarded a bursary, the remaining balance must be paid by credit card or cash only.

Please note: Scholarships are not available for virtual camp this summer 2021 

Apply for an Indigenous bursary:

If you are an indigenous student going into grades 8 to 12, you may be eligible for a bursary to attend Venture in the summer of 2020 This bursary program is limited based on funding.

Please note that if you are applying for a bursary you cannot register online. Please fill out a paper form.

To apply for an Indigenous Bursary, you must provide the following:

1. Complete the 2020 Registration form

2. A letter stating what high school you are from, what indigenous group or first nation you are affiliated with, and why you want to come to Venture Academy.

3. Provide a copy of your 2019 tax summary to confirm your financial situation.

4. Registrations and letters can be faxed (905-546-5492), walked in or mailed to: JHE A201D, McMaster University

Each request for a bursary is individually approved by Ms. Carm Vespi, Manager, Alumni Relations & Youth Programs. These will be entered manually by the office. Please contact Carm Vespi for more information at vespi@mcmaster.ca, or call (905) 525-9140 x24906.

Please note:

Online registrations will not accept bursary requests. Please do not register your child online if you are applying for a bursary.

Each request for a bursary is individually approved by Ms. Carm Vespi, Manager, Alumni Relations, with complete discretion. The registration will be entered manually by the office. All Bursary applications will be kept confidential. Please contact Carm Vespi for more information at vespi@mcmaster.ca, or call (905) 525-9140, ext. 24906.

If you are awarded a bursary, the remaining balance must be paid by credit card or cash only.

Support-a-Student

Here at Venture Academy we try to offer every student the chance to experience the exciting world of engineering. In past years our support-a-student fund has enabled many students to attend our camps, who may have otherwise not been able to. More and more families are in need of financial assistance. Any financial support from individuals will allow under privilege students, students from inner city schools and/or families in need to attend summer camp.

Parents who are registering their children, have the opportunity to make a donation online. This is completely optional. Choose from the $5 or $10 pre-set donation amounts or enter your own. No contribution is too small! This money will go towards our bursary fund, which will then enable more students to participate in our programs during the summer.

If you would like to donate an amount outside of registration please email Carm Vespi at vespi@mcmaster.ca