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    NCIX Youth Ambassador Award

    Objectives

    The objectives of this award, sponsored by NCIX,are to broaden the philanthropic perspectives of young Canadians to include caring about the underprivileged beyond the borders of Canada, and to groom the next generation of Canadian philanthropists by developing their leadership and providing mentoring and real world experience in philanthropy.

    Eligibility

    An applicant must be:

    • a Canadian citizen with a valid passport.
    • a British Columbia resident between 18 and 25 years of age.
    • currently enrolled in full-time study in a post-secondary educational institution.
    • able to demonstrate a passion for helping underprivileged people.
    • a person with leadership qualities.

    How to Apply

    Fill out the application form here, or download and complete it and send it along with items listed on the Submission Checklist (see following) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by midnight on June 30, 2017. There is no maximum limit to the number of applicants from the same family or the same educational institution, but each person is only allowed to submit one application. Submissions become the property of Chi Heng Foundation Canada and may be used for promotional purposes (personal information will be kept confidential). No part of the submitted materials will be returned to the applicant.

    Judging

    A panel of judges, comprising representatives from community leaders and from Chi Heng Foundation Canada, will select the winner. The decision of the judges will be final.

    Finalists among applicants are to attend a one-hour interview with the panel of judges on or around Sept. 9, 2017 to further discuss the applicants' qualifications and aspirations.

    Applicants will be judged based on their personal qualities, character, leadership, and passion for community service and philanthropic work, particularly their ability to inspire other young people into philanthropy and be their role model. Past achievements in philanthropic activities will be important indicators. Applicants should be able to manage and excel in schoolwork and extra-curricular activities while engaging in philanthropic work.

    Award Presentation

    A press conference, hosted by Chi Heng Foundation Canada, will be held in the last week of September at which the winner will be announced. The actual award will be presented to the winner at the Chi Heng Foundation Canada National Telethon on November 5, 2017 (filming to take place in mid-October).

    The Award

    The winner will:

    • receive an award certificate
    • gain wide local media exposure via one or more press conferences
    • shadow Mr. Chung To, the founder of Chi Heng Foundation ("CHF"), for a trip to China* to visit AIDS-impacted orphans and gain insight as well as firsthand experience indifferent aspects of CHF's philanthropic work, with Mr. To as a personal mentor. The trip will take place during the award recipient's Christmas break and will last one to two weeks, with airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, and meals all paid for. During the trip, the award recipient is to post daily updates on his/her work and experience on NCIX's social media app and on other social media platforms to be specified by Chi Heng Foundation Canada, to promote the work of CHF to Canadian audiences.
    • act as an Ambassador of Chi Heng Foundation Canada ("CHFC") at its British Columbia events and press conferences for the coming year, to help promote its goals, and during award-sponsored trips to China, to introduce the work of CHFC to CHF staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, and the wider public in China.
    • be offered an opportunity for internship at NCIX or at one of selected other award sponsors.

    * The winner must demonstrate to the judging panel within 2 weeks of being notified of winning the award that he/she has the valid travel document, including any necessary visa, to travel to China in December 2017 - January 2018, failing which the judging panel reserves the right to replace the winner with an alternate.

    Chi Heng Foundation Canada reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of this award event and have the final say on all related matters.

    For information, please contact: Evelyn Cheng at email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone no. (778) 996-0368.

    Submission Checklist

    • Completed application form.
    • Photocopy of Canadian passport.
    • Photocopy of student ID card showing the applicant's address and the educational institution the application is enrolled in.
    • Parental consent form for 18 year-olds.
    • An essay of no more than 800 words, submitted in PDF format, on why you are applying for this award and what you hope to get out of this experience if you win. Alternatively, you may submit a video or PowerPoint file on the same subject with a 5-minute time limit.
    • Copy of transcript of current grades (for letter grades, indicate the equivalent in percentage points).
    • Three reference letters.
    • List of extra-curricular activities, including philanthropic or community work and any foreign NGO trips. Please also list start and end date (month and year) and the total amount of time spent on each.
    • List of awards and achievements (both from school and outside of school), along with copies of relevant support documents and/or certificates.
    • Media release form