HYRS Student Application Form

STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 4:00pm MT. 
DEADLINE FOR REFERENCES: Friday, March 29, 2024, at 4:00pm MT.


Remember you must complete all components of the application - follow the Application Guide for details and hints. 


  1. Complete all sections of the HYRS Student Application Form below.
    • You must have at least an 85% average in each of math 20-1 or 20-2, biology 20 and one other Grade 11 science.
      • Please submit your most recent grade reports - stamped by your school office.
      • Grade 12 courses will not be considered.
    • Have a parent or legal guardian endorse and submit their signature
  2. Arrange your TWO teacher references
    • 2 science teachers, OR 1science teacher and 1 math teacher
    • Please ask them to complete the Teacher Referee form located here.
    • You are responsible for checking that this is completed 
  3. Arrange for ONE community reference (non-academic)
    • Must be an adult who is not a relative and who is outside of your high school.
    • Please ask them to complete the Community Referee form located here.
    • You are responsible for checking that this is completed 

For students living outside Lethbridge who are unable to arrange their own accommodation, please note the appropriate section on this application form (Living Arrangements).


Personal Information
School Details
References (You are responsible for ensuring they are submitted on time)
All 3 reference letters must be submitted by March 29, 2024. Everyone is busy so give them lots of warning and follow up! It is your responsibility to check that they have submitted the form.
Academic Background
You must have at least an 85% average in each of math 20-1 or 20-2, biology 20 and one other Grade 11 science. You must have completed or be currently enrolled in the courses marked with an asterisk. In addition, you need either Chemistry 20 or Physics 20. Please submit the most recent report of your grades, stamped by the school office.
Your Interest in Science and Research
Attach an essay (minimum 350 words to a maximum of 400 words, 12 point font, typewritten, double-spaced) to this application form. Please address the following points. Remember, we want to hear your thoughts and ideas. 1. Tell us about a particular area of scientific research impacting on health that interests you and why. 2. Tell us why you want to be part of the HYRS Program.
HYRS Ambassadorship Role
One of the expectations of HYRS participants is that they will relate their research experiences to their peers. HYRS participants are required, upon their return to their high schools for their Grade 12 school year, to give at least one presentation about their summer research experience to a younger science class.
All participants in the HYRS Program should have up-to-date immunizations and be prepared to produce their immunization records upon request. Additionally, participants may be asked to obtain further immunization shots, for example, Tetanus, depending on the type of research they may be working on. If you are not immunized and are not willing to obtain up-to-date immunization or comply with university regulations for additional immunizations, you can only work with those researchers who do not operate wet laboratories, if available.
Living Arrangements | This section is for students from outside Lethbridge only.
Students must make their own living arrangements while attending the HYRS program. Students who are unable to find living arrangements may wish to consider options such as the Canadian Homestay Network (https://canadahomestaynetwork.ca/). Guardians should contact any housing agencies prior to the HYRS application deadline.
Time Commitment to HYRS
You must be prepared to commit to the full six consecutive weeks of the HYRS program. You will not be able to take time off for vacations, competitions or to collect awards. Failure to do so will disqualify your application and cancel your placement in the program.