Community Drug Strategy offers financial aid

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

For the second 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 2012, students from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary and G.P. Vanier Secondary were the first recipients of the awards.

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 be continuing to pursue a post-secondary education.

To apply for the Smart Choice Awards, each student will be required to fill out and 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 30.

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

The Community Drug Strategy Committee is an initiative of the City of Courtenay.

— Community Drug Strategy Committee

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