Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee Launches New Scholarship

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Niagara Falls, ON, January 31, 2017 – The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee of Niagara Falls (MYAC) is excited to launch a new scholarship to recognize Niagara Falls students who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in their community and/or school throughout their secondary career.

MYAC is made up of 25 high school students including representatives from all five high schools in Niagara Falls. 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.

“I am so proud to be a part of this great new scholarship that was created by students for students, it is important for us to give back to the community and to support students who do the same,” commented Luka Vujic, Co-Chair of the current Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee.

Mayor Diodati is pleased to support the students of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee in recognizing deserving students who give back to their community. “The students never cease to come up with ways to encourage excellence in our community. This scholarship is a great way to recognize young people who give back in big ways!”

To be eligible for the new MYAC Scholarship students must be Niagara Falls residents in their graduating year, have a minimum average of 75%, and demonstrate leadership and involvement in their community and/or school. MYAC members and their relatives are not eligible to apply.

Emily Hunter, MYAC Co-chair explains, "Through this scholarship, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee is seeking to recognize students in Niagara Falls who are passionate about serving their community, have established themselves as leaders, or have felt they've had a tangible impact on those around them. When reading applications, we will be primarily focused on the role the student has played in their community, as opposed to solely focusing on the student's academic record. We encourage any high school student who feels as though they've impacted their community through leadership or service to apply."

A maximum of $1000.00 will be awarded per year to one or two students; one award of $1000.00 or two awards of $500.00 each.

Applications will be received online at www.niagarafalls.ca/myacscholarship. The applications deadline is April 30th of each year.

For further information please contact:
Beth Angle, MYAC Staff Liaison
City of Niagara Falls
Phone: 905.356.7521 X 3336
Email: bangle@niagarafalls.ca 

Posted on: 1/31/2017 1:39 PM - Category: Media Releases