What is the Elmer Helm Youth Fund?
Each year, hundreds of youth are denied their dream of post-secondary education. This is not for lack of talent or commitment, it’s because they lack the financial means. Elmer Helm had a dream: to make a positive difference in the community by acting on the belief that when people work together to strengthen their neighborhoods, everyone benefits.
This fund is to assist youth who may not have the financial means to participate in achieving their goal of post-secondary education. Students who receive this award are eligible for funding for up to 4 years. The fund is open to young people under the age of 25 years old. This fund is not a primarily academic competition. Of equal importance to academic success is contribution to the community exemplifying the Neighbourhood House ideal of community service and strengthening communities. Recipients of the fund will receive $1500 in two installments (August and January) over the course of the year.
The following information should be mailed to The Alexandra Foundation for Neighbourhood Housesat 203-3102 Main Street, Vancouver BC V5T 3G7 (Attention: Carly Geistlinger) or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org ]email@example.com:
1) A letter from the candidate outlining personal and career goals, and an explanation of why the candidate believes he or she should be selected for the award.
2) Three letters of reference from members of the community or from school.
3) Documentation regarding academic standing and other accomplishments (i.e. transcripts).
4) Contact information ( Name, Phone number, address, and Email Address)
The deadline for all applications is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. All applications must be received by 5:00pm on this date.