CBT offers College Community Service Awards to Basin residents

Basin residents who have taken a hiatus of at least one year after completing high school and wish to continue their education within the region are invited to apply for the Columbia Basin Trust’s (CBT) College Community Service Awards.

Valued at $2,000 each,  the awards are based on volunteer community service rather than academic standing. The deadline to submit an application is June 17, 2011, says a statement issued by the CBT on Wednesday, April 27.

“These awards provide financial assistance to mature students while rewarding and encouraging volunteerism,” Neil Muth, CBT pesident and CEO, said in the statement. “Individual Basin residents benefit, as do Basin communities as a whole.”

Twenty-two awards are offered to Basin residents attending Selkirk College, College of the Rockies, Revelstoke Centre of the Okanagan College and Valemount Campus of the College of New Caledonia.

Applications are available at each college and online at www.cbt.org/ccsa. Applications must be submitted by June 17, 2011, to the applicant’s college.

For more information on the award or application process, contact Linda McInnes at lmcinnes@cbt.org or 1.800.505.8998.

CBT delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1.800.505.8998.