Youth-in-Business Scholarship

Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce
Youth-in-Business Scholarship

We believe the small business sector is the backbone of any community . To contribute to the future development of that sector here at home, Rivers and District Chamber ofCommerce is thrilled to offer a $1,000  scholarship to a local youth to support their success in business-related post-secondary studies.

Timeline
• Applications must be received no later than July 1 of the current year; decisions and awards will be made by August 31 of the same year.
• Award recipients have 24 months following the receipt of a positive decision, to apply their scholarship to their approved post-secondary study.
• Award recipients MAY apply to change their program of study from the one originally awarded, but that application will be subject to committee review and approval.
• Any scholarships that are not awarded or are forfeited,  will be re-issued to other applicants or saved for future dispersal at the committee discretion.

Criteria
• Applicants must be under the age of 21 at the time of application. Scholarships must be utilized within 24 months of award.
• Applicants must have applied and been accepted into a business-related post-secondary training or education program at the time of application for this award. Acceptable courses of study may include but are not limited to: business administration, accounting, trades, agribusiness, sales, marketing….
• Applicants must have successfully completed their first term of programming at their post secondary and be enrolled in the next term for payment to be made.
• Applicants must have their primary residence in or attend school in Riverdale Municipality at the time of application. Exceptions may be made for rural applicants actively involved in the community. If in question – apply!
• Applicants must not have previously received a scholarship from Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce.
• Scholarship awards will be made directly to the post-secondary program/institution to cover tuition and other program costs AFTER successful completion of at least one term; transcripts or records from the institution must be received in order for payment to be made. Applicants will receive no direct cash or equivalents.

Submissions
• Applicants must submit the signed and completed application by the deadline.
• Applications must include two letters of reference from a local business, educator or community organization.
• Applicants must submit a personal essay outlining their contributions/connection to our community, their planned course of study and how it relates to business or economic development, as well as their plans after their education is complete. There is no length criteria for this essay.
• Applications and supporting documents are to be submitted via email (attachments as PDF please) to info@riverschamber.ca.
• Scholarship finalists may be asked to an in-person or virtual interview with committee members before a final decision is made.