The OYYAM (Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office) Scholarship recognizes high school students making a difference in their parishes, schools, communities, and homes. Two students will be selected to receive an award of $500 each to be applied to post-secondary schooling. Recipients will be young leaders who are making an impact, showing initiative, and inspiring others.


Applicants for the OYYAM Scholarship will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will select the scholarship recipients based on their leadership and contribution to their parishes, schools, communities, and homes.


As an applicant, you must:

  • Be in grade 12 and pursuing post-secondary education
  • Be a practicing Catholic
  • Live in the Archdiocese of Vancouver
  • Be known in your parish community
  • Be a participant in parish and/or archdiocesan youth ministry


As an applicant, you must submit:

  • An online application form (see below)
  • Three short written reflections (part of the online application form)
  • Two references – also online (must be from two different groups or communities:  i.e. from parish, school, community group, employer, sports team, etc)

Thus, your entire submission (application form, answers to the reflection questions, and references) will be online. We will not accept hard copies.


Please obtain two references, each from a colleague or supervisor from a different setting.  For example, a reference from your church could be your Pastor, Youth Ministry Coordinator, or PREP Coordinator.  A reference from your school might be your Principal, Teacher, or Campus Minister.  Other suggestions are coaches, community leaders, employers, etc. References should not be related to you.


You must use the online form below to submit your application.

  • Application Form 
  • *Reference Form (for your reference to fill out)

We will notify scholarship recipients the week of May 29, 2017



  • All entries become the property of the OYYAM of the Archdiocese of Vancouver
  • The OYYAM retains the right to make program rule changes at any time
  • The decisions of the Selection Committee are final
  • The above information will be collected and protected by the OYYAM in accordance with the Personal Information and Privacy Act and used only for the purpose for which it is submitted

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