Community Drug Strategy Committee offers awards

The Community Drug Strategy Committee is offering financial aid awards of $500 each to two graduating students.

For the third year in a row, the Community Drug Strategy Committee is offering financial aid awards of $500 each to two graduating students attending schools in the Comox Valley.

In the past two years, students from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary and G.P. Vanier Secondary have been recipients.

As the mandate of the committee is to educate the public, including youth, about the dangers of substance use, the purpose of these awards is to celebrate two youth who have made the decision to stay drug- and alcohol-free throughout their years in high school.

The two students receiving this financial aid award must pursue a post-secondary education.

To apply for Smart Choice Awards, each student will be required to submit an application form including providing two references, as well as to complete a brief, one-page essay outlining their choice to stay drug- and alcohol-free.

The deadline for applications this year is April 15.

If students are interested in applying for the Smart Choice Award, an application form can be obtained from the counselling centre at their school or they can contact the Community Drug Strategy Committee directly at drugstrategy@hotmail.com (attention: Karen Rushton).

For details, Karen can be contacted at the same e-mail address or by phone at 250-339-3603.

— Community Drug Strategy Committee

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