Scholarship seeking young STEAM leaders

Press Release

Do you have a head full of STEAM? Are you a STEAM leader? Applications are now open for the 2021 Ingenium – NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards, where Canada’s youth are invited to join a roster of outstanding previous winners!

Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each to study in a science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math (STEAM) field at a Canadian university, college or CÉGEP. Two of these awards will be exclusively given to Indigenous students. The winners will be recognized at an award ceremony in the spring of 2021.

The award recognizes the Canadian youth who promote positive changes throughout their community using STEAM. Applicants can approach their passion for technology and science from any angle, whether from an art and design perspective, research project, public outreach, or development of a new idea or product.

The application deadline for the 2021 Ingenium – NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards is January 15, 2021.

Quick facts

The 2021 Ingenium – NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards are made possible by a consortium of partners and sponsors, including the Ingenium Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Indspire, Lockheed Martin Canada, and Syncrude Canada Ltd.

In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must be:
 – a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline;
 – between 16 and 18 years old at the application deadline;
 – recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments in a formal or informal capacity;
 – maintaining a minimum academic average of 80 percent or higher over the last year of study;
 – preparing to enroll in the Fall 2021 in their first year of post-secondary education (university, college or CÉGEP) in a STEAM field at a Canadian institution.
For more information or to apply, please visit There you can find more about the program, how to apply, and check out past winners. Add your voice to the conversation on social media by using #STEAMHorizon.

Ingenium is the collaboration of three Canadian museums – the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. NSERC, is the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. According to its website, it funds “visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for the scientific and technical breakthroughs that will benefit our country.”