The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the MYAC Leadership Scholarship.
In an effort to facilitate opportunities for local youth and create equitable opportunities for marginalized people, MYAC will be providing two scholarships valued at $1,250 respectively. One of the scholarships will be designated for applicants who identify as a marginalized person and the other scholarship will be available for applicants who do not identify as a marginalized person or do not wish to be considered as part of the marginalized person application pool.
Students entering post-secondary education that reside in Sault Ste. Marie are eligible to submit an application. The application period is open until July 31, 2023 and recipients will be announced on August 9, 2023.
“Educated and engaged youth are the backbone of a growing economy and a growing community,” said Mayor Matthew Shoemaker. “The path to success is easier to navigate with a strong support system, and I want to commend MYAC for its commitment for providing their cohort with financial assistance towards a post-secondary education. It is a tremendous demonstration of their goal to act as a positive advocate for youth in our community.”
The scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate MYAC’s core values and strong leadership qualities.
“Post-secondary education represents a pathway to future career success and a better quality of life, but there are significant financial barriers preventing many youth from attending a college or university. Our committee is committed to continuing the MYAC Leadership Scholarship as a way make it a little bit easier for people to attend a post-secondary institution,” said Jordan Barone, MYAC Chair.
To review the application form, please visit: saultstemarie.ca/MYACscholarship.