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Meet Our 2014 CIBC Scholarship Winners

We are proud to announce the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Program ‘Class of 2014’ - 33 young Canadians from across the country who will join the ranks of over 490 program participants and alumni from the past 15 years.

Each year the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship program commits more than $1 million to make post-secondary education dreams a reality for youth-in need.

Each year, more than 200 Grade 10 students enrolled in a mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters or the YMCA apply for the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship program, which grants recipients $38,000 in combined work placements and tuition. The winners receive six summer internships through the YMCA, which begin right after Grade 10, and a $4,000 annual contribution towards tuition for four years. They continue to receive ongoing mentoring from either Big Brothers Big Sisters or the YMCA until they graduate from their post-secondary education.

In addition to the scholarships, each of the students take part in CIBC Money Smarts for Students Seminar, helping them shape their financial futures as they prepare to head off to college or university.

This year three CIBC Youthvision Athlete Awards have been added, bringing the total number of scholarship available per year to 33 as part of CIBC’s commitment to the 2015 Pan-Am Games.

CIBC’s flagship education program, CIBC Youthvision, has been recognized by Imagine Canada as being an outstanding partnership between the business and voluntary sectors.

Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients:

  • Daniel Asante, BBBS Windsor-Essex
  • Kaelan Baker, BS BC Lower Mainland
  • Jacob**, BBBS Victoria
  • Chantal**, BBBS Fraser Valley
  • Samantha Boswell, BBBS Brandon
  • Lorrayne Culver, BBBS Windsor-Essex
  • Abbey Doucet, BS BC Lower Mainland
  • Nerissa D'Souza, YMCA
  • Witness Dufitimana, BBBS Hamilton Burlington
  • Darien Edison, BBBS Saint John
  • Robin Hamilton, BBBS Yorkton
  • Ryan Hamilton, BBBS Yorkson
  • Taylor Henderson, BBBS Hamilton & Burlington
  • Laura Hynes, BBBS Ottawa
  • Kate Hynes, BBBS Ottawa
  • Aravinth Jebanesan, YMCA
  • Lauren Klassen, BBBS Saskatoon
  • Isis Kunard, BBBS Saskatoon
  • Noah Lagerstrom, BBBS St. Catharine’s-Thorold & District
  • Bailey Lepine, BBBS Winnipeg
  • Madison Martin, BS BC Lower Mainland
  • Emily Matin, BBBS Guelph
  • Michiko Mckinnie, BBBS Toronto
  • Justin Michaud, BBBS Sudbury
  • Mikayla Milne, BBBS Victoria
  • Holly ** BS BC Lower Mainland
  • Tarek Omaiche, YMCA
  • Chantelle Foisie, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
  • Daniel Sanchez Galindo, BBBS Hamilton & Burlington
  • Henry Sexsmith, BBBS Victoria
  • Callianne Telford, BBBS St. Catharine’s-Thorold & District
  • Sinem Topkaya, BBBS Toronto
  • Denzell Wallace, BBBS Hamilton & Burlington

Learn more about CIBC`s YouthVision Scholarship here >.

** Last Names withheld by request

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