Student Scholarship Program

The Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta supports the professional development and education of Child and Youth Care Counsellors. As an organization that is dedicated to the competencies of Child and Youth Care Counsellors, we are happy to offer two scholarships to our student members.

*Please note that students are eligible to apply for one of the two scholarships only.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Submissions for the 2022/2023 season will close on May 31, 2022.

Please read the description for each scholarship below.

Scholarships Awarded: One

Amount: $500

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled in second to fourth year of CYC program in an accredited college or university (online or in-person)
  • Current student membership with the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta in good standing
  • Volunteering or working in the sector supporting children or youth
  • Academically in good standing with college or university
  • Current Resident of Alberta

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter from the student outlining Child and Youth Care graduation objective
  • Two reference letters from Practicum Supervisors, College Instructors/Professors, Supervisor or Spiritual Advisor; must indicate the name of the scholarship (General or Indigenous)

Deadline for applications: May 31, 2022

Please note: The review committee relies upon the impression of the written information submitted. The more information you include with your application the better.

Submission Forms and supporting documents are only accepted through our electronic nomination form.

For questions or concerns, please email: info@cycaa.com

Scholarships Awarded: One

Amount: $500

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled in second to fourth year of CYC program in an accredited college or university (online or in-person)
  • Current student membership with the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta in good standing
  • Identify as Indigenous
  • Volunteering or working in the sector supporting children or youth
  • Academically in good standing with college or university
  • Current Resident of Alberta

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter from the student outlining Child and Youth Care graduation objective
  • Two reference letters from Practicum Supervisors, College Instructors/Professors, Elder, Knowledge Keeper, Band council representative or Spiritual Advisor must indicate the name of the scholarship (General or Indigenous)

Deadline for applications: May 31, 2022

Please note: The review committee relies upon the impression of the written information submitted. The more information you include with your application the better.

Submission Forms and supporting documents are only accepted through our electronic nomination form.

For questions or concerns, please email: info@cycaa.com

Already a Student Member?

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If you do not hold a student membership with CYCAA find our student membership information below.

Student Membership Information

Student Membership: $20.00/year

Eligibility: An individual currently enrolled in a post-secondary CYC program in Alberta, or an individual whose permanent address is in Alberta but enrolled in a virtual post-secondary CYC program out of the province. This membership is a yearly fee. All student members receive one FREE year of membership following graduation upon proof of graduation.

Students will be required to upload a photo or scan of their student card, or proof of student status that includes their: name, student ID number and name of their college/university. This will be required each year the membership is renewed.

Scholarship Operational Procedures

The following information details the operational procedures to be followed each year to ensure that the conferring of CYCAA’s scholarship awards is done in an open, transparent and accountable manner.

Student Eligibility

All Students must be members in good standing of the CYCAA.

Call for Submissions

The Call for Submissions will be sent to all active student members and will be open for at least 21 calendar days.

The Call for Submissions will be widely disseminated utilizing all appropriate CYCAA communications vehicles.

CYCAA keeps all submissions confidential to respect privacy and to avoid disappointment if the student is not selected. All others involved are asked to similarly respect this policy.

Filing of Student Documents

Student submissions shall be in writing (electronic upload only) and must be received by office administration on or before the specified deadline. The submission form must be accompanied by all required supporting documentation.

Review of Submissions

The Award Committee is responsible for reviewing each submission and selecting an individual(s) as worthy recipient(s).

As soon as is reasonably possible following the close of the Call for Submissions, the CYCAA Award Committee will meet to review all nominations.

If no suitable submissions are received for any given honour, no award will be conferred.

CYCAA retains the right to refuse any or all submissions at its sole discretion.

The Award Committee’s recommendations shall be forwarded to the Board of Directors for ratification.

Notification

All Scholarship winners will be notified of the decision of the Board of Directors by the Executive Board, by telephone whenever possible, as soon as is possible after the ratification vote.