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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Meet the 2013 CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Recipients!


We are proud to announce the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Program ‘Class of 2013’– 33 young Canadians from across the country who will join the ranks of over 450 program participants and alumni from the past 15 years.

Daniel Scheffer, Victoria BC
Aziza Abdul Qader, Vancouver BC
Anna Maria Baeva, Vancouver BC
Theresa, Vancouver BC
Angela Winsu, Vancouver BC
Leo Ou Liu, Burnaby BC
Bhanu (Priya) Sharma, Burnaby BC
Sara Lavoie, Churchbridge SK
Chantelle Chernick, Winnipeg MB
Cassandra Sanderson, Winnipeg MB
Rayna Critchley, Lanark ON
Caitlyn Lyver, Bowmanville ON
Braydon Middaugh, Sault Ste Marie ON
Melan Mustafa, London ON
Austin Pay, Orangeville ON
Shania Reed, Orillia ON
Brandon Winnicki, Welland ON
Logan Winterhelt, Toronto ON
Kevin, Hamilton ON
Denzel Innis, Hamilton ON
Darlene Lyon, Hamilton ON
Dawape Isekeije, St. Catherines ON
Sidra Khan, Bramton ON
Samantha Hartmann, Toronto ON
Anannya Sahadev, Toronto ON
Aliza Siebenaller, Toronto ON
Taufiq Stanley Toronto, ON
Logan Winterhelt, Toronto ON
Banujan Thambithurai, Scarborough ON
Emily Lillies, Côte Saint-Luc QC
Jermaine Andrade, Fredericton NB
Sharee Burry, St. John’s NL

What the 2013 recipients are saying about CIBC Youthvision:

This scholarship will motivate me to continue doing my best at whatever it may be, whether it's school, work, or just in my everyday life. This scholarship is just a reminder of the potential that I do have to be the best I can be, and I will use it to reach that potential.
Savannah Menton, Toronto, ON

I feel so overwhelmed and a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and my family. I feel so honored and blessed. The fact that people you don’t even know are willing to help you achieve your dreams is incredible. This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me and I will cherish it forever. CIBC has given me the chance to follow what I believe in and to never give up.
Sharee Burry, St. John’s, NL

As part of the 15th anniversary celebrations all 2013 recipients will be visiting their local CIBC branches to open up a CIBC bank account and then travelling to Toronto on June 20th to:

• Learn how to manage their finances and plan a strong financial future through a Money Smarts for Students Seminar
• Gain valuable career advice through speed mentoring with CIBC GenNext
• Participate in CIBC’s first-ever digital Youth Forum connecting over 450 CIBC Youthvision recipients, families and mentors from the past 15 years. Moderated by MTV Host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, the forum will feature an expert panel discussing issues young people face while achieving academic success.

Follow this event on Twitter #cibcyouth

Learn more: www.cibc.com/youthvision


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