MYAC SCHOLARSHIP ALERT Applications are open!

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This news item was posted on 3/10/2022 10:20:00 AM and is an archived post

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Scholarship season is here and the Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee (NFMYAC) 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 NFMYAC.

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 $2,000 this year.

The award is generously funded by Tom Mitchinson in his father's honour.

The Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. (NPEI) Scholarship has returned for a second year in recognition of the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on finances. The eligibility requirements are the same as above. One or two deserving students will receive $1000 this year.

Students will be considered for both scholarships with one application. Note: students can only be selected to receive one of the scholarship awards.

Applications will be received online until Saturday, April 30, 2022. MYAC members and their relatives are not eligible to apply.

About Jim Mitchinson
James (Jim) W. Mitchinson was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1925 and died in 2013. In his lifetime, Jim served in World War II, studied at the University of Toronto, married, raised a family, and became extremely involved in the community upon returning to Niagara Falls in 1949 (all before his 25th birthday). His exemplary volunteer contributions over the years led to many awards, including two City of Niagara Falls Volunteer Recognition Awards, and the prestigious Ontario Heritage Community Recognition Award.

About NPEI
Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc is a community-minded organization dedicated to providing an affordable, safe, and reliable electrical distribution systems. They are committed to conservation and are leaders in the development of innovative programs to promote energy conservation. They are committed to providing excellent customer service to customers and to being active participants in the growth and vitality of our Community.

About MYAC
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee is made up of 25 high school students, including representatives from all five Niagara Falls' high schools. 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. To learn more about MYAC visit:

For more information, contact:
Beth Angle
Community Development Coordinator
Recreation and Culture
[email protected]

Posted on: 3/10/2022 10:20 AM - Category: Media Releases