We care about Indigenous youth engagement

Since Venture and L.E.A.P. 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 and L.E.A.P. are known for.

Apply for an Indigenous bursary:

If you are an indigenous student going into grades 9 to 12, you may be eligible for a bursary to L.E.A.P. in the summer of 2017. 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. Completed L.E.A.P. 2017 Registration form- to come

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 L.E.A.P..

3. Provide a copy of your 2016 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.

If you are in elementary school, please visit Venture's Indigenous Outreach page for opportunities.