Forty-three high school graduates — three from Revelstoke Secondary School — have been presented with $2,000 scholarships from the Columbia Basin Trust toward their first year of post-secondary education or training. The 2011 Youth Community Service Awards are based on volunteer community service rather than academic standing.
The Revelstoke students presented with the scholarships are Charlotte Beglinger, Emily Smith and Alex Wadey.
“CBT applauds these graduating students who have made a difference in their communities,” Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO, said in a statement. ‘We are pleased to be able to recognize their efforts and to help them achieve their future goals.”
All students graduating from a Basin high school, alternate school or other institution that grants graduation diplomas recognized by the Ministry of Education are eligible for this annual award. In total, $86,000 was distributed to graduating students throughout the Basin in 2011. For more information on the Youth Community Service Award, visit www.cbt.org/ycsa
CBT also proudly supports Basin students with a second scholarship program, the College Community Service Award, which is also based on volunteer community service rather than academic standing. For more information, visit www.cbt.org/ccsa.
The other 40 students are: