Pay It Forward Scholarship

CIBC
Provider
Value
$1000
Deadline
October 31, 2022
Difficulty
Easy

If someone handed you five dollars and said “do something that will make you happy”, would you spend it on yourself or someone else? We want to know what types of charities and organizations you support (and why you support them), what you do for the community or what you do to pay it forward in your day-to-day life. Share your thoughts for a chance to win $500 for yourself and $500 to the charity of your choice.

How to Apply

  • Be a current student at a Canadian high school, College, University of CEGEP, or currently accepted to attend an accredited Canadian College or University.
  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Be a member of Student Life Network
  • Agree to the Contest Rules

Applicants will be required to provide a completed application form including:

  • A personal statement demonstrating compassion for others and community support
  • What makes you a deserving recipient
  • How the scholarship would influence your academic and career goals
  • Optional videos or imagery to support your entry

A panel of judges appointed by the Sponsor will judge each applicant’s submission on the basis of the following weighted criteria:

  1. Demonstrated Interest in Community Support: 30 points
  2. Creativity and Originality of the Submission: 30 points
  3. Overall Quality of the Contestants’ Submission: 40 points
  • Total Score Maximum 100 points

Applicants will not receive their scores. Judging will be completed on or about November 25th, 2022 and the scholarship winner will be announced on the 99 Scholarships website on or about December 12th, 2022.

In the event of a tie between two or more entries based on total Score, the entrant associated with the entry – from amongst all such entries that are tied – with the highest score on Overall Quality of the Contestants’ Submission will be deemed to be the eligible winner of CIBC Pay It Forward Prize. In the event there continues to be a tie between two or more entries based on the score, all entrant entries that are still tied will be entered into a random draw conducted by the Contest Judges for the CIBC Pay It Forward Prize. See contest rules for more details.

 

In the event of a tie between two or more entries based on total Score, the entrant associated with the entry—from amongst all such entries that are tied—with the highest score on Overall Quality of the Contestants’ Submission will be deemed to be the eligible winner of CIBC Pay It Forward Scholarship. In the event there continues to be a tie between two or more entries based on the score, all entrant entries that are still tied will be entered into a random draw conducted by the Contest Judges for the CIBC Pay It Forward Scholarship. See contest rules for more details.