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 a scholarship 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 be in their graduating year and achieve a minimum grade average of 75 percent, 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.

Applications will be received online until April 24, 2024. 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 highly 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. A short biography of Jim's life and achievements can be viewed at

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 Instagram. To learn more about MYAC, visit

To learn more about this year's student scholarships, please visit .aspx

For more information, contact:
Nathan Smith
MYAC Staff Liason
Recreation and Culture
(905) 356-7521 ext. 3345
[email protected]

Posted on: 2/29/2024 9:45 AM - Category: Media Releases