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10X Future Founders Scholarship

10X Future Founders Scholarship

Calling grade 11 students! We’re awarding 10 scholarships to students across Calgary who are passionate about pursuing tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Awarded Spring 2024
  • $1,000 cash scholarship
  • Scholarship for students in Calgary and surrounding areas

More about 10X Future Founders Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 14, 2024

Ten students across Calgary receive scholarships to follow their passion for tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The tech and innovation community has been instrumental in envisioning and establishing the Platform Innovation Centre; at the heart of it, is the 10X Circle – a group of passionate Calgarians and community leaders who see a future for Calgary rooted in the growth of a vibrant tech sector. As a gratitude for their support and contributions, Platform Calgary is paying it forward with the 10X Future Founders Scholarship to inspire the next generation of innovators in our city.

Successful students will each receive a $1,000 cash scholarship, and be invited to engage with Calgary’s tech community through various events and opportunities throughout their grade 12 year, which includes meeting with local tech leaders, tickets to events like Launch Party and tours of Calgary tech companies.

This scholarship is for

Students currently enrolled in grade 11 at a high school in Calgary or surrounding areas.

Showing interest and initiative in tech, innovation and/or entrepreneurship as demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Active involvement in school or community programs/activities that help them build their skills and drive their passion for tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Participation or enrolled in a tech education program (e.g. web development, coding education, robotics club, accelerator program, apprenticeship, etc.)
  • Has started or has plans to start a company

Application Process: 

A nomination must be completed and submitted by a student's mentor, principal and/or teacher, and then students must submit an application form to be considered. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech community. 

  1. Each teacher/mentor can nominate students who meet the criteria above by completing the Nomination form here.
  2. To complete the application, students must complete the Student Application form here, providing their details and answering two questions about their experience with tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Both forms (nominator form and student form) must be submitted by June 14, 2024.

Selection Criteria

The Scholarship Selection Committee – comprised of influential tech leaders in Calgary – will use a set of selection criteria to identify ten deserving students who display values in line with the Rainforest Social Contract and who will be positively impacted by receiving the scholarship. You can find more details, including the selection criteria here.

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Calling grade 11 students! We’re awarding 10 scholarships to students across Calgary who are passionate about pursuing tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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