Toronto-The winners of the 2007 CIBC YouthVision Scholarships were revealed today during a celebration at the CIBC building in downtown Toronto.
CIBC President and CEO Gerry McCaughey was on hand to present the awards to the young people, along with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada's President & CEO Bruce MacDonald, and Sandy McIntyre of the Greater Toronto YMCA representing the YMCA of Canada. These three partners have been working together to facilitate the scholarships since 1999.
Also attending the luncheon were several of this year's winners from the Greater Toronto area, as well as past recipient, Ashleigh McConnell, who spoke to this year's winners about her experiences since receiving the scholarship in 2001.
Current year winner and Little brother Tariq spoke to the crowd on behalf of all of this year's scholarship winners. He told of his personal hopes and aspirations, and about the doors that he can now see open to him thanks to the scholarship program. He would like to pursue a career in physics or electrical engineering.
The CIBC Youthvision program is a unique partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and YMCA Canada. Each year 30 scholarships, valued at up to $35,000 each, are awarded to Grade 10 students enrolled in a mentoring program with our charitable partners.
CIBC's commitment to the program exceeds $5 million.
- scholarship support of up to $4,000 per year for up to 4 years of post-secondary education,
- plus the opportunity to participate in YMCA summer internships valued at up to $2,000 per year while in high school and up to $4,000 per year while in college or university
Since the program started in 1999, over 370 scholarships have been awarded to students across Canada!
Visit the Youthvision website at CIBC
or contact Bruce MacDonald at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada