CNIB National Youth Council Leadership Award Application Form

The National Youth Council believes it is important to recognize youth who are blind and partially sighted and are reaching above and beyond to make a difference in their community, province, or country. The council would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of these leaders by offering an opportunity for them to share their impact. The person who shows the greatest leadership that reflects the National Youth Council mission and vision statements will be granted the Leadership Award.

Once a recipient has been selected, their accomplishments will be broadcasted on CNIB’s social media. The recipient of the Leadership Award will be given a plaque and $250 monetary prize during one of CNIB's Annual General Meetings to recognize their accomplishments.  Travel, accommodation, and meal costs are covered for the recipient (and guest if the recipient is a minor).

Eligibility and Application

To be considered for the Leadership Award, applicants must be a CNIB client between 15 and 30 years of age and be reaching above and beyond to make a difference in their community, province, or country.

Application Form Instructions

There are three sections to complete the Application Form.  The National Youth Council requires a complete application package from interested candidates for consideration. Applicants must electronically complete the CNIB National Youth Council Leadership Award Application Form, write a personal statement, and obtain two Letters of Reference.  The application form, personal statement, and two Letters of Reference are to be submitted together to by Friday, May 4, 2018.

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Section One - Personal Information
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Section 2 – Personal Statement
For your personal statement, please describe what leadership means to you and give examples of events in your life when you have shown leadership. Attach your personal statement submission as a separate Word document.  Submission should be typed in Verdana, size 14-point font and be a maximum of 1500 words.

Section 3 – Letters of Reference
Attach two Letters of Reference in your submission.  One reference must be able to speak on behalf of the information in your personal statement. References cannot be family or friends.

The CNIB National Youth Council thanks you for your submission.