Be You Promise Community Drug Education
& Prevention Scholarship

The Be You Scholarship Program was started to recognize high school students in the Greater Victoria area for their commitment to academic achievement, community and school involvement, and inspiring others to be the best selves they can be without using drugs or alcohol. This is an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per scholarship.

For information regarding scholarship requirements, please click here to view the 2016 application.

2015 Winners

“We hear in the media all the time about the dangers of the choices that we make when we drink and yet people see it as an icon for parting or having fun. Having seen the not so fun side of consuming alcohol, I practice abstinence and am determined to do so throughout my life.”

Safahanna-Malika Hanif Hussein
Parkland Secondary School

“I have strived to maintain good grades and to live a safe healthy lifestyle. The message from the Foundation will be shared throughout my life. The importance of being alcohol and drug free is critical to success in life! As I only want to succeed it is my top priority and I will continue to have the strength to say no.”

Tala Barzkar
Edward Milne Community School

“High school is a time for exploration and self-discovery. Many students experiment with their social lives in order to find where they belong. Unfortunately, many teens believe that alcohol is a necessary part of this exploration. As a young athlete, I recognize the importance of staying drug and alcohol free."

Miranda Llewellyn
Belmont Senior Secondary School

“For teenagers, the level of temptation is at an all-time high. Some are not always able to overcome the peer pressure being placed on them by friends, peers, and even media. I, however, have made a conscious effort to overcome adversity and remain drug and alcohol free, despite the constant push being made for me to succumb.”

Alexandra Werk
Lake Cowichan School