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Who can apply?

The Teaching & Learning strand is open to juniors and seniors.

How do I apply?

  1. Applicants must complete the online application form.
  2. Applicants will submit an essay that addresses the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in the Spark! Teaching & Learning program?
    • What do you hope to gain from this experience?

How is my application evaluated?

Students will be evaluated for acceptance based on the following criteria: Online Application and Essay. Essays must have at least 150 words and will be scored based on the following criteria:

  • Organization and focus
    • Clear main ideas and supporting details
    • Essay stays on topic
  • Originality
    • Vivid details, fresh word choices
    • Creativity
    • Risk-taking
  • Writer’s voice
    • Consistent throughout
    • Engaging
    • Conveys individual personality
  • Freedom from error
    • Spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, etc.
  • Overall success
    • Clearly developed ideas

Additional information

Students can earn A+ tutoring/mentoring hours through participation in the Spark! Teaching & Learning strand.

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