Youth Education Awards

Investments with the greatest returns.

Paying for an education can be difficult for youth. That's why our annual Youth Education Awards help youth who have faced adversity and personal challenges. Coast Capital Savings has proudly invested nearly $2.2 million in 806 students since 2004.

Upon submission of the Youth Education Awards Application Form by the students to their school counsellors in March and April, the award applications are received, reviewed and selected by 23 school districts in our trade areas. Funding is provided directly from Coast Capital Savings to the students in the Fall of 2019.

Watch our video to find out what winning this award has meant to some of our past recipients.

Standing Tall Award

59 Awards of $3,500 Available

Awarded to 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, family issues, personal loss and lack of support.

Beth Hutchinson Award

One $5,000 Award Available

Beth was an inspirational 2012 Standing Tall winner from Surrey. We’re honouring her memory by making the Beth Hutchinson Award available to a Surrey School District student.

One individual will be recognized as one who best exemplifies a commitment to continuing their education in the face of considerable health challenges.

Apply for a Youth Education Award

We're looking for youth who meet these requirements when they apply:

  • haven’t previously received a Youth Education Award
  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • have been a BC resident for at least 6 months
  • are graduating high school in the 2019/ 2020 school year in one of 26 School Districts in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid and southern Vancouver Island and Central and Northern Interior. (See Award & Deadline Information document for more details)
  • plan to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the 2020/2021 school year
How to apply:

  1. Applications for 2020 are now open. Download the Youth Education Awards Application form here and submit your PDF application to your school counsellor via email by your school district’s posted deadline found here.
  2. Once your school counsellor receives all of the applications, your school counsellor will forward your application to your school district. Your school district will decide on the recipient(s) of the award(s) in your area. If you've been selected to receive an award, you will be notified by your school by June 30, 2020.
Applications for the 2019 Education Awards are now closed. Please check back in spring 2020 for information about our 2020 Youth Education Awards

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