Youth Education Awards

Investments with the greatest returns.

At Coast Capital, we help empower youth to achieve what’s important in their lives by investing in programs that give youth a hand up and improve youth financial well-being.

We also understand that paying for an education can be difficult for youth. To support students who have overcome adversity and personal challenges, our annual Youth Education Awards program has proudly invested over $2.4 million in over 850 students since 2004.

Throughout March and April, students will submit their Youth Education Awards Application Form to their school counsellor. The award applications are received, reviewed and selected by 26 school districts in our trade areas. Funding is provided directly from Coast Capital Savings. The application period is now closed. If you've been selected to receive an award, you will be notified by your school by June 30, 2020. Students will receive their funding by the Fall of 2020.


Standing Tall Award

60 Awards of $2,500 Available

Awarded to youth who have overcome 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 such as 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 the Central and Northern Interior of BC.
  • plan to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the 2020/2021 school year

How to apply:

The application period is now closed. If you've been selected to receive an award, you will be notified by your school by June 30, 2020. Students will receive their funding by the Fall of 2020.

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