Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Unlock your Future Scholarships!

$500 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Nicolas Ouellette of Langley, British Columbia 
$250 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Julianne Nieh of Burnaby, British Columbia
$250 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Simon Krakovsky of Vancouver, British Columbia






Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Unlock your Future Scholarships!

$500 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Newton Zheng of Markham, Ontario
$250 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Connor Beardmore of Coquitlam, British Columbia
$250 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Antonia Bellefleur of Campbell River, British Columbia






Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Unlock your Future Scholarships!

$500 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Newton Zheng of Markham, Ontario
$250 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Connor Beardmore of Coquitlam, British Columbia
$250 UYF Scholarship Recipient: Antonia Bellefleur of Campbell River, British Columbia






Julianne Nieh


Julianne is the founder of the Girl Code Empowerment Program. This four-week workshop empowers girls between the ages of nine to thirteen. The inspiration for Girl Code came from Julianne’s experience volunteering with Sole Girls. There, she helped girls develop their confidence through physical exercise. This program was not offered in Julianne’s city of Burnaby, so she took the initiative to launch her own program with a focus on personal awareness. Girl Code is a program that stands for confidence, optimism, determination and empowerment. Julianne is currently expanding her program by coordinating a Girl Code conference. Beyond her work with Girl Code, Julianne is also active within her community. She served as a Student Rep and Executive Member for the Vancouver District Students’ Council, where she was part of a team that implemented programs and activities for a district school population of over 22,000 secondary students. Julianne will enter the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business this fall.  
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Simon Krakovsky 


As the founder and president of Canadians for Youth Leadership and Action (CYLA), Simon is a youth leader who empowers others. CYLA is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to engaging and empowering youth leaders in the community. Simon provides members with opportunities to improve their community, become more successful leaders, and fundraise for a cause in need of their support. To date, Simon has built CYLA into a network with hundreds of members from across the Lower Mainland. Through various campaigns, CYLA has raised thousands of dollars for local and international organizations. With CYLA, Simon is focused on education in the sense that the organization strives to empower those who receive funds as well as the leaders behind the campaign. Simon is also a board member at Temple Sholom and serves as the President of the Political Ideology and French Speaking Clubs at his school. In the fall, Simon will begin his post-secondary career at the University of British Columbia in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science.



Nicolas Ouellette


Nicolas is an accomplished student leader. Through his involvement with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets since 2010, Nicolas has embraced a variety of leadership positions. In his current role as Warrant Officer 2nd Class, Nicolas trains and mentors senior cadets in leadership. He has also completed the Glider and Power Pilot Programs, through which he received his Transport Canada Glider Plot and Private Pilot Licenses. Within his school, Nicolas contributes as a school ambassador welcoming in grade 8 students. He also spearheaded the launch of a Duke of Edinburgh Club at his school, encouraging and supporting students as they complete the award program. Furthermore, Nicolas served a two-year term as President of the Experiences Canada National Youth Advisory Committee. In this role, he provided recommendations to improve and develop youth learning programs. In September, Nicolas will begin his studies at Queen’s University where he will be pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce. 
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