We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

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.

As part of your application, you will be asked to respond to the following three questions:
1. Why would you like to participate in Learning to Lead?
2. Tell us about something you care about.
3. Tell us about a time you faced a challenge. How did you respond to it?

You will have the option of providing written responses in the text boxes below, OR submitting a video of yourself sharing these responses verbally. If you choose to submit a video, please use WeTransfer to upload your video and paste the link in the appropriate textbox below. Please note that your video will not be made public and will only be viewed by the selection committee. Here is a guide on how to use WeTransfer: https://www.acecloudhosting.com/knowledgebase/how-to-transfer-files-using-wetransfer/ 

As part of this application process, you will be required to upload the form letter of support from your nominator (e.g., teacher, coach, guidance counsellor, etc.). 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!

Program Dates: October 1st - 3rd
• Friday, October 1st: 6-8pm
• Saturday, October 2nd: 9:30am-5:30pm (Optional movie night following)
• Sunday, October 3rd: 9:30am-12pm

Minerva BC welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds and experiences and creates space for people to share their stories as well as learn from others' stories. Opportunities for conversations about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people as well as 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. I acknowledge that these sessions take place online over Zoom.

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* 3. What career field are you interested in pursuing after high schools? (Not knowing is perfectly okay, too!)

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* 4. What are your preferred pronouns? 

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* 5. Do you identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit?

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* 6. Which racial or population group(s) do you belong to? (Select all that apply to you, or please specify in the other text box below.)

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* 7. Do you identify as a person with a disability?

(According to the Employment Equity Act (Canada), "persons with disabilities means persons who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment who:
- consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that employment, or
- believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, and includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.)

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* 8. Do you identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community?

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* 9. Do you self-identify with any other marginalized groups that you would like to share with us?

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* 10. As part of your application, please respond to the following three questions:
- Why would you like to participate in Learning to Lead?
- Tell us about something you care about.
- Tell us about a time you faced a challenge. How did you respond to it?

You have the option of providing written responses in the text boxes below, OR uploading a video (no more than 2 minutes) of yourself sharing these responses verbally. Please indicate how you would like to provide your responses.

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

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

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

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* 14. If you have chosen a video response, please submit a video (no more than 2 minutes) of yourself responding to the 3 prompting questions. Paste the WeTransfer link in the textbox below.

Please note that we assess the video according to the quality of your responses and not the quality of the video.

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* 15. Please submit your nomination form letter from your nominating sponsor (e.g., a teacher, guidance counselor, coach).

PDF, DOC, DOCX file types only.
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* 16. If selected for the Minerva Program, you could also be eligible for Shad, an annual event that brings together students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math).

Shad looks for diversity and well-roundedness in Shad participants with an over-arching commitment to excellence. Students with a strong academic foundation, who are natural go-getters, curious about the world, community-minded, creative and engaged are the type that excel at Shad.

If that sounds like you, please check the box below and your application will be shared with a representative from Shad.

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

 
Please submit your application by clicking the "done" button below.

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