The Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA) is in its 20th year of operation. On Saturday, May 13, 2023, we will hold our 20th Youth Excellence Awards Ceremony to celebrate our program participants, university-student Mentors/Tutors, funders, and supporters as we have done annually.
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (AST)
Venue: Irving Oil Auditorium, Richard Murray Design Building
5257 Morris St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1B6
Theme: Reset and Launch!

In celebration, this event will convene ILA staff and Board Members, participants and their families, educators, funders, and community members.

This year’s ceremony is one of several events as part of NSERC’s Science Odyssey 2023 Canada-wide celebration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

All are invited!

Join us to celebrate the work of ILA participants and program staff, acknowledge the dedication of ILA`s Board of Directors, and laud the commitment of sponsors and funders to our STEM programs.

To attend kindly scan the QR code or RSVP here.

Award Categories are as follows:

Will be Awarded to students with exceptional participation in ILA program activities, (i.e., After-School Program, FIRST LEGO League Program, ILA Coding Program, Virtual School Program).

Assessment Criteria:
– Student must be nominated by ILA Program Staff
– Strong program attendance and participation
– Demonstrated commitment to program activities
– Demonstrated strong interest in STEM subjects (Sciences, Mathematics)
– Strong academic student

ILA-TD Opportunity Scholarships
A four-year renewable scholarship valued at up to $5,000/yr, for secondary school students with demonstrated academic accomplishment and STEM-study potential.  Scholarships are tenable toward a STEM-related program of study at Dalhousie University, Halifax.

Assessment Criteria:
– Strong program attendance
– Demonstrated commitment to program activities
– Demonstrated strong interest in STEM subjects (Sciences, Mathematics)
– Strong academic student

Summer Student Research Scholarships (SSRS) and Medical Studentships
These $6,500 SSRS scholarships are awarded to students of African heritage enrolled in full-time studies in computer science, engineering, health, or science. These scholarships provide students with computer science, engineering, health, and science-related research experience over the summer months.

Assessment Criteria:
– Enrolled in an undergraduate STEM program at a post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia.
– Preference will be given to applicants who have participated, or intend to participate, in the Imhotep’s Legacy Academy.
– Selection is based on a combination of academic performance (50%), research ability (30%) and leadership/community involvement   (20%).
– Cumulative GPA at the time of application in a computer science, engineering, health, or science program of study of at least 3.0 is required.
– Students must conduct their research under the guidance of a Dalhousie University faculty member

These $5,000 medical studentships are awarded to undergraduate students of African heritage who are confident that medical research will be part of their professional careers.  The goal of this studentship is to increase the number of African Nova Scotians in medicine by providing medically related research experience.

Assessment Criteria:
– Enrolled at Dalhousie University and completed at least 2 years of an undergraduate program;
– Member of African Nova Scotian community or African Canadian;
– Demonstrate a serious interest in a future career in medicine or medical research;
– Quality of the student (research experience, skills, fit to the project);
– Potential contributions of the students