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 supported 76 NYA Alumni 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..
This award works to recognize NYA’s Alumni for their post-NYA achievements. Sponsored by Canadian North, this award is presented to an NYA Alumnus or Alumna who demonstrates leadership and active volunteerism, contributes to their community, has set and achieved personal goals since being an NYA Participant, demonstrates a positive lifestyle, and is a positive role model for other northern youth. NYA’s Outstanding Alumni Award serves to reward exemplary alumni members for their accomplishments, highlight them as leaders and role models to our extended network of northern youth and incentivize outstanding achievements in other Alumni.
You can nominate an Alumni in the categories: arts, sports, volunteerism, community contribution, leadership, education, contribution to NYA, and resiliency.
To nominate an Alumni who you believe has exemplified these characteristics and is deserving of this distinction, please go to the Nomination Page.