The Cordova Bay Association, in conjunction with Claremont Secondary School, has established an annual one-time $500 scholarship intended to encourage a Claremont graduating student who is a resident of Cordova Bay to pursue further education at a recognized BC post-secondary institution. The first such scholarship was awarded in 2019, and we thank Lynda Vallee, former CBA board member and Transportation Committee co-chair, for spearheading this wonderful initiative.
Jacob Rambo is the very deserving 2020 CBA community award scholarship winner. Jacob’s cover letter included: “I have passion, and I love my community. Ever since I moved here I have volunteered to improve my Cordova Bay. From simply cleaning up garbage and doing the recycling at my school, to volunteering to dispose of old Christmas trees, something about it just makes me feel like I am part of something bigger than myself. I love Cordova Bay because it has given me a lot to be thankful for”.
CBA President Larry Gontovnick presented the inaugural Cordova Bay Community Award Scholarship to Claremont Secondary School grade 12 graduating student Emma Kapus at the June 26th, 2019 Claremont Secondary School Awards Event. Emma grew up, attended school, volunteered, worked and demonstrated good leadership in our Cordova Bay community. We wish Emma much success in university as she pursues a career in nursing.
The CBA, in conjunction with Claremont Secondary School, has established an annual one-time $500 scholarship intended to encourage a Claremont graduating student to pursue further education at a recognized BC post-secondary institution. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student from Claremont who meets the following criteria:
1) Is a resident of Cordova Bay
2) Is able to demonstrate commitment to the community, and that they possess good leadership skills.
3) Is able to provide a cover letter that explains why they think they qualify for the award, giving specific examples, as to how they meet the criteria outlined above. A copy of this letter is to be provided to the President of the CBA before the June annual awards ceremony.
4) Is able to provide transcripts demonstrating grades appropriate to the entrance requirements of their chosen BC post-secondary program.
5) Is able to provide a letter of conditional acceptance from a BC post-secondary institution for a post-secondary program that will commence in the fall of their graduating year.
6) Must not have received another scholarship of a value greater than $2,000.
Eligible graduating students must complete a Claremont Application Form prior to the application deadline. Documents that need to be included with the application form are: a resume, cover letter and a transcript of grade 11 and 12 marks to date. All documents must be complete and handed into the Claremont Scholarship Coordinator. The Claremont Scholarship Committee will choose the successful candidate.
The successful candidate is required to write a letter to the CBA to share how this award helped in their
This is the first such scholarship established by the CBA, and we thank Lynda Vallee, former CBA board member and Transportation Committee co-chair, for spearheading this wonderful initiative.