Herman's Big Plans

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Little Brother's bright future

Little Brother earns a big scholarship

Recipient of the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship has “big plans”
Herman, a Little Brother at Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area, has been awarded a CIBC Youthvision Scholarship valued up to $38,500.

“I was very happy and also very surprised...it was unexpected,” said Herman, 15. “My family was shocked.”

Herman didn’t think it was possible for him to win the scholarship because his brother Meran, who is currently in grade 12 won the award two years prior.

But, Herman’s ambition and hard work ethic made him an excellent candidate; and with his mother overseas and his father unable to work to do his disability, this scholarship will make a difference in Herman’s life.

“It takes off a lot of stress. My first four years will be covered by the scholarship,” said Herman, “It’s a great scholarship.” 

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Left to right:Tracy Hutchings (Branch Manager, Wonderland & Southdale Banking Centre), Herman, and Dave Goulart (District Vice President, CIBC)

The CIBC Youthvision Scholarship targets high-potential young people who might not have the opportunity to attend university or college. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in mentoring programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or the YMCA. This scholarship gives the winners financial stability and support to achieve their dreams.

Herman has big dreams. Currently a grade 10 student, Herman excels in school and cannot wait to further his education. He hopes to study biomedical science in university or attend The Richard Ivey School of Business. But, Herman is also contemplating studying both in his post-secondary career.

Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is grateful for the opportunity the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship has for the young people enrolled in their mentoring programs.

“The CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Program has been helping young people in our programs have the opportunity to strive for a brighter future by attending post-secondary education. Time and time again we hear that these young people would never have made it beyond high school without the support of CIBC. For this we are eternally grateful,” said MacDonald.

On July 5, 2012, the Wonderland and Southdale CIBC Banking Centre will present Mustafa with his Youthvision Scholarship which includes six years of summer internships through the YMCA beginning right after grade 10, and up to $4000 in annual contributions towards tuition for four years. In addition, he will participate in a CIBC Money Smarts for Students Seminar which will aim to help the students shape their financial futures as they prepare for university or college. 

More photos from the exciting day!

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Left to right:Dave Goulart (District Vice President, CIBC), Tracy Hutchings (Branch Manager, Wonderland & Southdale Banking Centre), Kim Young (Mentoring Coordinator, BBBSOLA), Mevan (sister), Jwan Huseyin (mother), Melan (sister), Herman , Maher  (father), Meran (brother), and Jeff Carver (Big Brother, BBBSOLA).

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Left to right: Mevan (sister), Jwan Huseyin (mother), Melan (sister), Herman, Maher (father), and Meran (brother)

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