Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
October 9, 2018

Provincial Government Now Accepting Applications for 2019 RISE Awards

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) Awards competition. Award recipients are given the opportunity to attend research-related enrichment programs in Canada and the United States.

The application deadline is November 8, 2018, and further details on the enrichment programs, awards structure and applications are available online at

High school students in the province who demonstrate academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and who will be completing Level II by June 2019, are eligible to apply. Awards range in value from $7,800 to $15,000 and will be granted to a maximum of 15 students. Eligible students must have a minimum average of 90 per cent across all Level I courses and have a minimum number of courses in science and mathematics.

Award recipients will attend one of three prestigious research-inspired enrichment programs during the summer of 2019: the Research Science Institute based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program at the University of Toronto, and the Boston Leadership Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Since 2011, the Provincial Government has funded 110 RISE Awards for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students. The competitive process includes an assessment of academic achievement and written essays in which applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the importance of research and development to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Support for the RISE Awards delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“Our government is committed to increasing innovation, fostering creativity and a developing an entrepreneurial spirit. The RISE Awards is a wonderful program that empowers our youth to aim higher and achieve more academically. As part of The Way Forward’s Technology Work Plan, we want to give our students the opportunity to further their educational horizons, while building on their potential here at home.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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