The Achievement Program encourages students to believe in their highest potential and supports their journey into postsecondary education. The Program’s purpose is to open doors for students throughout Northwestern Ontario who may face socioeconomic barriers to a university education.
It’s about giving young people the opportunity to realize their dreams.
How the program works:
Lakehead University partners with local and regional school boards to enroll students in grade four who face socioeconomic barriers to postsecondary education. Students continue with the program until grade twelve, and they have annual opportunities to earn financial support by completing specific requirements at their school, community and Lakehead University.
Upon completion of a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate, the accrued financial support will fund each participant's first year at Lakehead University (to the equivalent of first year tuition and ancillary fees to an undergraduate program of their choice.) Participants can also use this financial support for other education-related expenses.
In addition to meeting specific annual requirements, students and their families are also provided with year-round programming and support.
The Achievement Program helps students build confidence and provides them with the tools to pursue their dreams.
Student Eliza Paul reflected on the impact the Achievement Program has had on her life in a 2018 Globe & Mail article: "It has changed me, sort of changed my life. It made me have confidence." Click here to read the full article.
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