Sixty-six $2,000 CBT Community Service Awards are Available

College of the Rockies nursing student

College of the Rockies nursing student

(Columbia Basin) – Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is accepting applications

for two of its community service award programs. Valued at $2,000 and

based on volunteer service rather than academic standing, there are up

to 66 awards to be given out.


College Community Service Awards (CCSA) are intended to benefit Basin

college students who plan to further their education. Youth Community

Service Awards (YCSA) are given to graduating high school students.

Deadlines are March 15 and April 13. And more details can be found

online at www.cbt.org/programs.


One of last year’s CCSA recipients spoke of the benefit to her family:

“I am very grateful to receive this award from Columbia Basin Trust. I

am a single mother of two, and a full-time nursing student. The award is

a great help to my family, and is very much appreciated,” said Melissa

Monsen, nursing student at the College of the Rockies.


“CBT is happy to reward and encourage volunteerism in the region while

also providing financial assistance to students,” said Wayne Lundeberg,

CBT Director, Youth Initiatives. “Communities are strengthened as a

whole and residents benefit individually.”


Twenty-one awards are offered to Basin residents attending Selkirk

College, College of the Rockies and the Revelstoke Centre of the

Okanagan College for their use at a college or university of their



Forty-five awards are offered to high school grads from a Basin high

school, alternate school or other institution that grants Ministry of

Education-recognized grad diplomas.


CCSA applications are available at each college and online at

www.cbt.org/ccsa. Application deadlines are specific to each college.


YCSA applications are available at local high schools and online at

www.cbt.org/ycsa. Applications must be submitted by April 13, 2012, to

the public senior secondary high school where the applicant resides.


For more information on the award or application process, contact

Michelle d’Entremont at mdentremont@cbt.org or 1.800.505.8998.


CBT delivers social, economic and environmental benefits to the

residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and

initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1.800.505.8998.