A passion for community has landed four Nanaimo students scholarship funding thanks to Coastal Community Credit Union.
Alina Ruiz, Jason McKee-Fortin and Kailey Laidlaw each received $1,500 from the Coastal Community’s 2011 Scholarship Program while Brayden Cristiano received a $1,500 scholarship, up to $1,000 in funding to implement his community project to repair Nanaimo’s Linley Valley boardwalk and an additional $500 scholarship upon completion of the project.
The four are among eight Island students to receive the scholarships.
“It’s inspiring to see these students’ commitment to making a visible and meaningful difference in our communities – our homes,” said Allyson Prescesky, Coastal manager of community experience and communications.
Information on Coastal’s 2012 scholarship program will be available online at www.cccu.ca in January.