Scholarships reward passionate students

If there’s one thing students have shown in their applications for Coastal Community’s 2011 Scholarship Program, it’s that they have community passion.

If there’s one thing students have shown in their applications for Coastal Community’s 2011 Scholarship Program, it’s that they have community passion.

Students interested in receiving a scholarship were asked to first submit a project idea for how to improve on a social, economic or environmental need in their community.

Resulting ideas ranged from a classroom composting initiative, to creating comfort kits for children in need, to setting up a community emergency water source using a solar-powered pump.

Ten students, including Rachel Mariah Harrison and Brianna Ford-Joppe from the Comox Valley, will receive a Coastal Community scholarship of $1,500.

Since its launch in 2005, Coastal Community’s annual Scholarship Program has awarded tens of thousands of educational dollars to local students.

Information on the 2012 program will be available online at www.cccu.ca in January 2012.

— Coastal Community Credit Union