Over the past few years NYA has been doing a lot of learning about how to help and support our Alumni as they transition to next steps (both post-secondary and career… and life). We are committed to being able to support our Alumni, any way we can, in achieving their individual pursuits.
Post-Secondary Education Support
NYA is dedicated to ensuring a successful and sustainable transition to post-secondary education for our Alumni. We have garnered experience in all aspects of aiding with this transition and continue to make great efforts in trying to support Alumni undertaking post-secondary education (college, university, trades, training) in any way possible.
For those looking for Post-Secondary Support, please complete this short form
Areas where we can help:
- Applying for school
- Scholarships and Bursaries
- Deciding what to take
- Deciding what school to go to
- Learning about your options
- Finding programs that meet your interests
- Getting ready to go to school
Each year NYA offers a number of $500 bursaries to deserving Alumni who are pursuing full time post-secondary education. Since this initiative began in 2011, NYA has awarded over 45 NYA Alumni with bursaries in order to assist with the financial burden of attending a college or university program, and to reward their ambition and commitment to education and personal success.
Post-Secondary Education Resource Library
In the interest of emphasizing the value of education and promoting the opportunities available to Alumni, NYA maintains an extensive resource library of information about post-secondary education institutions. The library is brought to Re-Orientation Camp in August for all Participants to make use of and is particularly popular after the group tours of Carleton University and Algonquin College that have become a staple of NYA’s Re-Orientation. These materials are available on an ongoing basis to all Alumni who are considering pursuing higher education, and NYA’s staff are available to put Alumni in touch with more knowledgeable contacts at various institutions to answer specific questions and assist with the application process.