Nomination Deadline: April 9, 2021

This information is collected to help us assess your suitability for the Learning to Lead™ program. Your personal information is treated as confidential by Minerva BC and is collected and managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please note that you cannot save your progress in this application. We encourage you to save your responses in a separate document to ensure you don't lose your work.
 
We are excited to offer four different weeks of Learning to Lead™ in 2021 (dates below). Please note that successful applicants are selected to attend one of the program weeks. Students are welcome to apply to any of the program weeks. There is an increased chance of being selected if you are able to attend any of the four program weeks. 

As part of this application process, you will be required to upload a letter of support of no more than 500 words provided by your nominating sponsor (e.g., a teacher, guidance counselor, coach) outlining how you have demonstrated the following criteria:
- Independent thought
- Taking on and overcoming challenges
- Desire to contribute to a better world

Please have this document ready to attach (in a Word or PDF file) before you fill out this application form.

Acceptance
Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis. Get your application in early to save your spot!
All applicants will be informed of selections by mid-April. Confirmation of participation is required by late April.

2021 Program Dates
- Week 1: May 3-7
- Week 2: May 10-14
- Week 3: May 17-21
- Week 4: May 31-June 4

All sessions will be from 6-8:30pm PST. Please note that in order to participate, you must be able to attend all five days of the program week. This is an invitation to fully devote five evenings to your own learning, growth, and fun!

The ongoing process of truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is an integral part of all of Minerva BC’s work. Opportunities for conversation about this process as well as the complex nature of the intersectionality of diversity is an integral part of the Learning to Lead™ program. All participants are asked to enter these conversations with an open and respectful heart and mind.

Questions?
Please contact our Youth Programs Manager, Ashley Milbury at ashleym@minervabc.ca

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* 1. APPLICANT INFORMATION

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* 2. Please select all Learning to Lead™ program weeks you would be able to attend. 
*Reminder that selection students attend one program week.

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* 3. Do you know what career field you are interested in exploring after high school? (Not knowing is perfectly fine, too!)

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* 4. What are your preferred pronouns? 

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* 5. Minerva BC is committed to creating spaces that include participants from a diversity of backgrounds. Do you identify as a visible minority person?

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* 6. One of the goals of Minerva BC is to create opportunities for Indigenous women and girls. Are you of Indigenous ancestry?

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* 7. Please specify:

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* 8. Why would you like to participate in the Learning to Lead™ program? (100 - 200 words)

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* 9. Tell us about something you care about. (100 - 200 words)

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* 10. Tell us about a time you faced a challenge. How did you respond to it? (100 - 200 words)

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* 11. Minerva prides itself on creating and providing programs that bring together and empower a diverse network of leaders.
  • How would you contribute to this diversity?
  • And what does diversity mean to you? (100 - 200 words)

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* 12. If selected for Learning to Lead™, you could also be eligible for SHAD, a prestigious annual event that brings together 900 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math). The main criteria for SHAD participation is intellectual curiosity. Would you describe yourself as intellectually curious? And would you like to be considered for this opportunity? If yes, please note that your application will be shared with a representative from SHAD.

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* 13. Please submit a letter of support of no more than 500 words from your nominating sponsor (e.g., a teacher, guidance counselor, coach) outlining how you have demonstrated the following criteria: independent thought, taking on and overcoming challenges, and desire to contribute to a better world.

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* 14. How did you hear about Minerva BC and the Learning to Lead™ Program?

 
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