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.
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).
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.
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.
Online application is now open and due November 20th, 2017.