Youth Get It ™ Education Awards

Investments with the greatest returns.

Paying for an education can be difficult for youth. That's why our annual Youth Get It 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 Get It Education Awards Application From by the students to their school counsellors, 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 Get It Education Award

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

  • haven’t previously received a Youth Get It Education Award
  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • have been a BC resident for at least 6 months
  • are graduating high school in the 2018/ 2019 school year in one of 23 School Districts in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid and southern Vancouver Island and Central Okanagan. (See Award & Deadline Information document for more details)
  • plan to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the 2019/2020 school year
How to apply:

  1. Applications for 2019 are now open. Download the Youth Get It 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 all of the applications are received, your school will forward your application to your school district that will decide on the recipients of the awards in your area. If you've been selected to receive an award, you will be notified by your school by June 30.

Below are some handy program and marketing materials for schools to download

Social Media Toolkit
Application Form
School District Application Deadlines
Program Poster
Instagram Photo
Facebook Photo

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How your membership is helping youth.
Thanks to you, we helped a lot of youth in 2017. Watch our video to learn more.
What it’s like being on the Youth Get It Community Council
The Coast Capital Youth Get It Community Council puts power in the hands of youth to help us allocate community investment grants.
Meet the Vancouver Island Youth Get It Community Council.
These eight emerging leaders are making a real difference in their Vancouver Island community.
Check out our FAQ page or give us a shout: