At Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union ("Coast Capital" or "we/our"), we are focusing our community investment towards initiatives that support youth. The Youth Education Awards reward students who have stayed committed to their education, even through adversity. Whether it's financial difficulties, family issues, personal loss, lack of supports, or health challenges, our Youth Education Awards can help.
For 2021, we're offering the following Education Awards:
1) Standing Tall Award - 43 Awards of $3,500 available
Our Standing Tall Awards support youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health issues, family issues, personal loss, or lack of supports (for example, youth who are, or who have been, in government care).
2) Beth Hutchinson Award - One $5,000 Award available
The Beth Hutchinson Award recognizes the young person in Surrey who best exemplifies a commitment to continuing their education in the face of considerable health challenges. Beth was an inspirational 2012 Standing Tall winner from Surrey. We're honouring her memory by making the Beth Hutchinson Award available to a student from her home community.
To be eligible to receive a Youth Education Award, you must meet these five requirements at the time that you apply:
1. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
2. You must have been a resident in BC for at least six months;
3. You must graduate from high school during the 2020/2021 school year, from one of the participating school districts in: Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid-Vancouver Island, southern Vancouver Island and Central and Northern Interior;
4. You must have plans to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the 2021/2022 school year;
5. You have not previously received a Youth Education Award.
We rely on the individual school districts to select the award recipients. School counsellors will submit your application to your school district's selection committee for review, and the awards will be presented at your yearend awards ceremony.
Submitting your application:
If you are a student and would like to be considered for an award, please submit your completed Application Form and Media Consent & Release Form to your school counsellor. Each district follows their own review process and timelines, so be sure to check the award and deadline information on the Coast Capital website.
Consent to Publicize Your Information:
If you are selected as a recipient of one of our Youth Education Awards, the information provided in this Application Form may be used by Coast Capital for promotional purposes, including in the media, to showcase your achievement and Coast Capital Youth Education Awards program. Coast Capital will do this ONLY IF YOU PROVIDE YOUR CONSENT in the attached Media Consent & Release Form. If you do not wish any of your information to be used in this way, please indicate that on the Media Consent & Release Form. If you do not consent, your application is NOT affected in any way. If you win, we will ask your consent a second time, in case you have changed your mind.