Blueprint

Blueprint is an academic enrichment program that was designed for highly motivated black students in grades 10 and 11 who are interested in careers in Science, Technology Engineering and Math with a strong interest in Engineering. The program includes 5 weeks of summer programming and yearlong student engagement including monthly webinars and scheduled meet-ups. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art teaching facilities and labs at Canada’s top engineering school and have the opportunity to hear from students and researchers in the fields.

How to Apply

  • Complete Application Online
  • Nomination/Recommendation from a Current Maths or Science Teacher or Guidance Counselor (Applicants should include email address for Teacher or Guidance Counselor in the application, Teacher or Guidance Counselor will be contacted to complete a nomination sheet)
  • Unofficial High School Transcript
  • Statement of interest outlining why you should be admitted to the program. (250-300 words)

Selection Criteria

Students’ application will go through a competitive selection process. Students will then be selected for an interview via Skype or in person. Students must identify as Black and be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Cost

FREE! All boarding, food, off-campus experiences and educational cost will be covered by The University of Toronto Engineering.

Important Dates:

Application Open – January 6th

Application Deadline – February 14th

Interviews – February 24th – March 6th

Decision Letters – March 18th – March 23rd

Residence

All students will be required to stay on residence and will enjoy the full university student experience. Students will live, learn and dine on the beautiful St. George campus and will have many off-campus experiences specifically organized to ensure fun, team building and a sense of community. Students will be under the supervision of our caring and well-trained Dons.

Course

This program runs from July 6th– August 7th. Our course features a selection of inspiring lectures, current research discussions, hands-on activities and field trips. The last week of the program is Design and Innovation Week, where students get to explore the engineering design process and stretch their imaginations to create solutions to real-world problems. Students will leave with a basic understanding of the skills required to be in a STEM career specifically Engineering.