Crystal Wilson has won a CIBC Youthvision Scholarship.
The Mission teen and a little sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley (BBBSFV) will receive six summer internships through the YMCA, beginning right after Grade 10, and a $4,000 annual contribution towards tuition for four years.
“Words cannot describe how sincerely thankful and relieved I feel to have been selected for the CIBC YouthVision scholarship. I am beyond overjoyed to know that my dreams for a future in post-secondary education will come alive with far less to worry about, and have been further inspired to see my true potential,” said Wilson in a press release.
“This scholarship has opened so many doors for my future, and I can’t wait to explore and discover what lies ahead.”
Mission BBBSFV mentoring coordinator Cassie Silva said, “I am so proud of Crystal and pleased that CIBC recognized her potential and chose such a deserving candidate.”
Each year, CIBC offers 30 scholarships across Canada for Grade 10 students enrolled in a mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters or the YMCA.
According to the website, each year, Grade 10 students enrolled in a mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or the YMCA can apply for the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship program, which grants recipients up to $38,000 in combined work placements and tuition.
Students continue to receive ongoing mentoring from either Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or the YMCA until they graduate from their post-secondary education.