Luke Santi Memorial Award

Perimeter Institute
May 31, 2023

Established and funded by Perimeter Institute, this award is presented annually in memory of Luke Santi. Luke was a high school student who demonstrated a passion for research and discovery, earned top marks in his courses, took part in a variety of extracurricular activities, and volunteered his time in service of others.

In honour of Luke’s many accomplishments and contributions, the award is presented annually to a Canadian student who demonstrates Luke’s many qualities—academic performance, interest in science, extracurricular activities, and volunteering—and is graduating high school to begin post-secondary education in physical sciences at a Canadian university.

How to Apply

  • Academic success in the last year of secondary studies—a minimum 80% average overall is required as shown in copies of official high school transcripts.
  • Has been accepted into a full-time academic program in Physical Sciences at a Canadian university and will commence studies in Fall 2023.
  • Demonstrated passion for physics outside of the normal academic environment (e.g. being a member of a local amateur astronomy club, volunteering with a physics association).
  • Demonstrated interest in a wide range of activities outside of physics (e.g. community involvement, sports, debating clubs, etc., including volunteer activities in service of others).
  • Minimum of two letters of recommendation by a teacher, principal, professor or association leader (not a relative). The letters of reference will assist the selection committee in establishing the applicant’s participation and achievement in the life and activities of their school and/or community; participation in a physics stream of study; nature of the participant’s character, personal qualities and temperament, etc.

Your entire application will be completed online. A complete application includes 6 tasks: 

  • Information Form.
  • Personal Profile (including extracurriculars, awards, and short essay).
  • Reference Letter Upload.
  • High School Transcript and Interim Report Card Upload.
  • Proof of University Acceptance Upload.
  • Applicant Statement of Honesty.

During the application process, you will be able to save your progress and return to edit your application before completing your final review and submitting it. Although this interface is in English, you are welcome to submit your application, reference letters, and transcript in English or French.

  • A T4A form will be issued for taxation purposes. 
  • The successful candidate will be notified on or before August 31.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
  • If you have questions during the application process, please contact
  • All information and documents submitted by you is stored in a secure, confidential database at Perimeter Institute, which can be accessed only by the selection committee. At Perimeter Institute, we are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personal information. The information you have provided in this form will be subject to Perimeter Institute’s Privacy Policy. We appreciate your cooperation with this application procedure.
  • Perimeter Institute provides support throughout the application process for applicants with disabilities. We work with you to understand the impact of your disability to appropriately accommodate you during the application/interview process. Please contact for assistance.