CBT Doubles Number Of Youth Scholarships

By Contributor
February 19th, 2009

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is increasing the number of its youth scholarships from 20 to 45 this year.

“We have been looking at various ways to increase our support to students pursuing post-secondary education or training,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “Increasing the number of awards means CBT can help more students achieve their dreams.”

Each CBT Youth Community Service Award is valued at $2,000 and is based on volunteer community service rather than academic standing. Students can use the award for post-secondary education or training.

“We are particularly proud to be able to present these awards to youth who have shown a commitment to volunteering in their communities,” continued Muth. “I would encourage their younger peers in grades 8 and 9 to look for volunteer opportunities in their community and to see how they can make a difference with just a few hours a week.”

Awards totalling $90,000 will be distributed to communities in the Columbia Basin based on the number of graduating students. Communities with a graduating class of fewer than 25 students will continue to receive one award; those with up to 75 students will receive two awards; and those with more than 75 graduating students will receive three awards.

All Basin students graduating from a Basin high school, alternate school or other institution that grants graduation diplomas recognized by the Ministry of Education, are eligible for the award.

The deadline to submit an application is April 10, 2009. Applications are available at local high schools and online at www.cbt.org

For more information on the award or application process, contact a CBT Community Liaison at 1.800.505.8998.

Categories: General

Other News Stories