Recognizing Saskatchewan's future leaders

What's the Youth Leadership Award?

The Conexus Community Youth Leadership Award of $500 is presented to a graduating high school student who demonstrates co-operative spirit, community involvement, and leadership.

The award’s aim is to recognize individuals, at the time of graduation, for their contributions to school life and community, and to reward those who exhibit leadership skills.

If you’re interested in the Conexus Community Youth Leadership Award, please send us a completed application form, along with letters of support from a member of your school faculty and a local community leader. Selection of the successful candidates is made by a committee of Conexus management and staff. Representatives from Conexus present the award at annual graduation ceremonies, whenever possible.

Award recipients are recognized through Conexus publications.

Applications are now closed.

Questions and Answers Expand/Collapse

  1. What is the Conexus Community Youth Leadership Award?
    The award is presented to a graduating high school student who demonstrates co-operative spirit, community involvement and leadership. The intent of the award is to recognize an individual at the time of graduation from high school for the contributions made to school life and community and to reward youth who exhibit leadership skills.
  1. How many awards will be given out?
    Conexus will be offering 30 Community Youth Leadership Awards in the amount of $500 each.
  1. What are the eligibility requirements to apply?
    Applicants must:
    • be a graduating high school student in Saskatchewan
    • be a Conexus Credit Union member (or parent/guardian of applicant is a member) for at least one year and accounts must be in good standing
    • be a Saskatchewan resident
    • submit completed application with supporting documents by email by the required deadline
  1. When is the deadline for applications?
    Applications must be submitted by email to by midnight, April 14, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.
  1. Who selects the award recipients and what is the process?
    A selection committee made up of Conexus staff, management, and executive members adjudicate the applications.  Applicants are scored on their essay question as well as three weighted categories – leadership role, community involvement, and school participation.  A student must score a benchmark of at least 65 points in order to be eligible to receive the award.
  1. How will they be notified?
    All applicants will be contacted by email with the outcome of their application by April 28, 2017.
  1. How will recipients be recognized?
    Recipients will be recognized at their graduation ceremony whenever possible and through Conexus media channels. Submission of your applications is considered consent to use and disclose your name and/or picture for marketing and public relations purposes.
  1. How do I apply?
    It’s easy!  Download the award application and when completed, email your application to  Don’t forget to include both of your letters of support and a copy of your latest report card or academic transcript.
  1. Who do I contact if I have questions?
    You can email and one of the Public Relations Associates will be happy to answer any questions you may have.