The Achievement Program encourages students to believe in their highest potential and supports their journey into postsecondary. The Program’s primary objective 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, and participating schools enroll eligible students starting in grade four, and students continue with the program until grade twelve. Each year students 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 Achievement Program Participant's first year at Lakehead University (to the equivalent of tuition for an undergraduate degree at Lakehead University).
In addition to the specific requirements, students and their families are also provided with athletic and academic tutors, financial literacy and education workshops, and a student speaker series which brings in programming to their school twice a year.
We want students to see Lakehead University as their school. Starting in grade four on, we want students and their families to feel very familiar with Lakehead University and to see themselves attending for postsecondary education.
The Achievement Program has two funds to be able to contribute to; Financial Support and Programming. The Achievement Program not only provides the opportunity for financial support for postsecondary at Lakehead, but also provides programming to students each year in their schools and on our campus which is the key in fostering an affinity for Lakehead.
Funds will help support students by giving them opportunity to connect with the university through recreational, educational and cultural programming and gives them the confidence and familiarity to pursue those postsecondary.