The letter of reference should indicate that you have the interest and ability to attend college, university or other post-secondary education after graduating from grade 12 and that attending the Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation Program would help you to decide what you would like to study.
Your reference should indicate how they know you and explain why you would be a good participant for this Program.
In a maximum of 400 (TYPED) words, simply tell us why you are interested in attending the Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation Program. Applications with less than 50-word essays will not be considered. This essay is the most important part of the application!
Download the Personal Essay section here
Please have a parent or guardian sign the parental consent form. Upload this form as part of your application below.
As part of our application process students will select which research areas they are most interested in. We will send accepted students a list of research opportunities that will note which university is sponsoring the program, and what week that specific program will run. Students will be able to select their top 5 choices that interest them most. We will do our best to match students with their #1 choice, but can't guarantee that will be possible in all cases.
May 2023 In-Person Program Dates:
WEEK ONE: May 7th – May 12th
WEEK TWO: May 14th – May 19th
WEEK THREE: May 28th – June 2nd
You can use the online form below to submit your application, or download the application package to submit your application by mail.
Carefully fill out all your details and upload all of your documents including your permission form and reference letter. If you have any questions please call our office at (587) 814-0444 or email ProgramManager@vjkf.org
Download the full application package here OR APPLY ONLINE (see the application below).