Recognizing Saskatchewan's future leaders

What's the Youth Leadership Award?

Are you motivated to volunteer and fueled by enthusiasm to make your corner of the world a better place.  Then, we want to hear from you.  

We are excited to offer the Youth Leadership Award.  This award is an opportunity for you, our young Conexus Credit Union members, to share the contributions you have made to school life and your community through volunteering while perfecting your leadership skills.  

Our adjudicators, made up of Conexus staff, will select 30 lucky students and give them $500. All you have to do is tell us how you demonstrated co-operative spirit, were involved in your community and what leadership role you played in your efforts to make a difference.

Applications are open now until midnight March 31, 2019. 

Here’s what you need to know:

  • 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
  • Late submissions will not be considered
  • Award recipients will be recognized through Conexus media channels
  • All applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their application by April 30, 2019.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Get a copy of your latest transcript or last report card from your school
  • Have a community or organization leader and a member of your school faculty fill out the appropriate letter of support
  • Print off the application and use it as a working copy to capture your volunteer activities
  • Once you have all your info ready, complete the on-line application and attach the required documents
Community leader letter of support
School faculty letter of support


Apply Now

We’re here to answer any questions you have, just send us an email at Conexus Public Relations.


Questions and Answers Expand/Collapse

  1. What is the 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.

  2. How many awards will be given out?
    Conexus will be offering 30 Youth Leadership Awards in the amount of $500 each.

  3. 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 on-line application with supporting documents by the required deadline

  4. When is the deadline for applications?
    Applications must be submitted through the on line application by midnight, Sunday, April 15, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered.

  5. Who selects the award recipients and what is the process?
    A selection committee made up of Conexus staff will 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.

  6. How will I be notified?
    All applicants will be contacted by email with the outcome of their application by Friday, May 4, 2018.

  7. 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.

  8. How do I apply?
    It’s easy!  Go to the Conexus website Youth Leadership Award  and click on the Apply Now icon. Don’t forget to attach
    - a copy of your latest report card or academic transcript
    - your letter of support from a community leader
    - your letter of support from a school faculty member

  9. Where do I find the templates for the required letters of support?
    Templates are found on the Youth Leadership Award website page.

  10. Who do I contact if I have questions?
    You can email Conexus Public Relations and one of the Public Relations Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
 
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