New Award Program to Support Up-and-Coming Youth in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial government announced the creation of a new awards program yesterday that will send top high school students to prestigious enrichment programs in the US and Canada.

Established through the Research and Development Corporation (RDC), the Research Inspired Student Enrichment Awards (RISE) are meant to highlight career paths in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics prior to post-secondary education.

Recipients of the award will attend the Research Science Institute (RSI), located in Boston, Massachusetts, in the summer of 2012. Other successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend similar programs in Canada such as the University of Toronto’s Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) and Shad Valley.

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