Blueprint is an academic enrichment program that was designed for highly motivated Black students currently 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 four weeks of summer programming taking place from July 12 to August 6, 2021, in addition to 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.
- Open to current grade 10 and 11 students in the 2020/21 school year
- An unofficial high school transcript
- Statement of interest outlining why you should be admitted to the program. (250-300 words)
Please note: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the name and contact information of a reference, who will be asked to speak on their character and academic performance.
Candidate Selection Process
The selection process for this program is competitive. Shortlisted candidates will be selected for a virtual interview. Students must identify as Black and be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
FREE–all costs will be covered by The University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
- Information Sessions – January 18 & 27, February 11, 2021
- Application Open – January 6, 2021
- Application Deadline – February 26, 2021
- Interviews – February 24-March 6, 2021
- Decision Letters – March 18-March 23, 2021
- Blueprint Program – July 12-August 6, 2021
Our programming features a range of inspiring lectures, current research discussions, and hands-on activities. Through this content, students will explore the Engineering Design Process and use their skills and imaginations to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. Students who complete the program will leave with a fundamental understanding of the skills and knowledge required to pursue degrees and careers in STEM–specifically Engineering.
The Blueprint Program is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in an equitable manner.
Students who complete 80% of program activities will receive a certificate of completion and letter of reference.