NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Scholarship season is here and the Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) wants your applications! Are you worried about your marks? Quit worrying, these scholarships recognize the importance of leadership and community involvement among local high school students, NOT MARKS! Niagara Falls high school students are invited to apply for TWO scholarships presented by MYAC.
The annual Jim Mitchinson Scholarship, was developed with a focus beyond academic achievement. To be eligible for the Jim Mitchinson Scholarship, students must achieve a minimum grade average of 75 per cent, but more importantly, demonstrate solid leadership and long-term involvement in their community or school. One or two deserving students will win up to $1,000 this year. The award is generously funded by Tom Mitchinson in his father's honour. A short biography of Jim's life and achievements can be viewed on the MYAC website.
New this year, the NPEI Scholarship has been added in recognition of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on finances. The eligibility requirements are the same as above. One student will receive $500 this year.
Students can apply for both scholarships on the same application, however they cannot win both. Applications are available on the MYAC website and will be received until Friday, April 30, 2021. MYAC members and their relatives are not eligible to apply.
The Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee is made up of 25 high school student representatives from all five high schools in Niagara Falls. MYAC provides a voice for the youth of Niagara Falls, informs Council regarding important matters affecting high school students, and acts as a positive advocate for youth. To see what they're up to lately, follow @nfmyac on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
For more information, contact:
Beth Angle, MYAC Staff Liaison & Community Development Coordinator
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
905-356-7521 ext 3336