The YES believes in nurturing the capacity for excellence in all youth. This means supporting and encouraging youth to challenge themselves and create positive change. This is possible through an infinite number of paths, and The YES believes young people with all types of passions, interests and strengths are worthy of receiving support in reaching their full potential, following their dreams and expanding their horizons.
Because of this, The YES Scholarship Program is focused on awarding scholarships to youth who are committed to their own growth and success by pursuing educational opportunities that help them to expand their capacity, skills, perspectives and comfort zones. These opportunities could be from recognized post-secondary institutions such as universities and colleges or other certificate, diploma or training programs.
Additionally, The YES believes in the importance of communities and relationships. Scholarship recipients will be evaluated based on their commitment to service, whether in a formal or informal setting. This means recognizing the roles youth play in their families, schools, interpersonal relationships and larger communities. Youth whose goals recognize the importance of contribution and interconnectedness will be shown preference.
Each year, one of our awards will carry the distinction of the Bryan Robinson Memorial Scholarship for Co-operative Leadership and will be awarded to a youth who has demonstrated excellence in co-operative leadership.
In 2024 The YES will be awarding $7,500 to youth, ranging from $500-$2,500 towards tuition or program fees.
CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be an Alumni (completed at least one full week of The YES Summer Program)
Applicants are 35 years old or younger at time of application
Applicants must have proof of enrolment (e.g. an invoice for tuition or deposit receipt) at the time of application to the scholarship program.
Applicants can apply at any time during their studies as long as they are currently enrolled (scholarships not available for after the fact) and have proof of enrolment
Open to diverse learning opportunities including short-term courses, workshops, certificates, part-time studies, online training etc.
The scholarship amount cannot exceed the cost of the program
Preference is given to individuals that express a financial need
Applicants will make a declaration of their financial need
Applicants will answer questions related to their financial profile
Applicants will disclose other financial awards they are receiving
Preference is given to applicants whose educational pursuits align with The YES and its values
Preference is given to first-time applicants
Applicants consent to their image and story being shared through The YES’ social media, website and print material
Learn about our mission, values, and the Evaluation Committee Process here.
APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINES
2024 KEY DATES
February 20: Pre-Screen Application Opens
March 24: Pre-Screen Application Closes
March 28: Evaluations Committee invites chosen applicants to complete In-Depth Application
(notifications will occur via email)
April 15: In-Depth Application Closes
May 23: Scholarship recipients announced*
*Funds will be distributed by cheque following confirmation and/or proof of enrolment. Please note that timelines may shift slightly depending on Summer and Fall programming.
We are currently accepting applicants for our 2024 Scholarship Program.
1) PRE-SCREEN APPLICATION
Fill out the Pre-Screen Application, which will include a few questions and require a resume. From the applications received, a maximum of 30 applications will be invited to move to the second stage of the application process. Please note that you will need to create a Do Some Good Account in order to submit an application.
Pre-screen Applications are currently open, and will close on March 24th, 2024. Click on the link below to access the application.
2) IN-DEPTH APPLICATION
If selected by our our Evaluations Committee, you will be instructed to fill in our in-depth application, where you will answer additional questions, include a reference letter from a teacher/employer/role model/mentor, and possibly be interviewed.
We'd love to make this application as accessible as possible to all qualifying applications. If you have any questions or curiosities regarding any aspect of our Scholarship Program, please be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-960-1377.
2023 Recipient List:
2023 Recipient of the Bryan Robinson Memorial Scholarship for Co-operative Leadership