The Bonneville Youth Development Coalition (BYDC) works to give back and empower the youth in Bonneville in various ways. One of the ways they accomplish this is through awarding scholarships to exceptional youths that go the extra mile. BYDC is now accepting applications for its Extra Mile Award, a $250 scholarship given as a token of appreciation, recognition, and encouragement for the youth of Bonneville County who go the extra mile. Funds for these awards are made possible through the Drug-Free Communities grant and generous individual and business donations.
The Extra Mile Award is for youth ages 12-16 who have made exceptional efforts to go the extra mile in their own life situations, their homes, their schools, and/or their community. Recipients have until they graduate High School or equivalent, or until they turn 18 to request funds. The recipient can use this award for enrollment or registration costs associated with personal development, opportunities, conventions, courses, or other costs of training or developing personal or leadership skills.
BYDC EXTRA MILE AWARD
The following are requirements to be eligible to apply for the award:
Must be 12 years to 16 years old as of April 1, 2020
Must reside in or go to school within Bonneville County
To apply, go to bydc.org/extramileaward to download the application and submit it once you have completed it. The following is required to complete the application:
Must complete the application form and personal essay
Must complete the signature page
Must submit one signed letter of recommendation
Must be available to receive their certificate in person at the awards ceremony on April 1, 2020
Applications for the award will be accepted January 1st through March 15th, and the winners will be announced by March 23, 2020. Applications are due no later than March 15, 2020. Submit application by uploading the entire application to firstname.lastname@example.org, deliver to your school counselor, or dropping it off to BYDC's office: 245 N Placer Ave (upstairs). BYDC is not responsible for your application submission, it is your responsibility to assure your application is submitted and received on time.
A BYDC Extra Mile Award Committee will blindly review applications and select the scholarship winners. Emphasis will be placed upon the student’s personal essay. BYDC shall notify the chosen scholarship recipient(s) of its decision via the application contact form, prior to the Scholarship Award ceremony. If the applicant doesn’t accept the award, BYDC Extra Mile Award Committee reserves the right to award it to another individual or withhold the award for the year. Award recipients and their parents or guardians will be guests at the awards ceremony on April 1, 2020, and must be in attendance to receive their award.