CIBC Celebrates 15 Years of CIBC Youthvision Scholarships and Over 450 Lives Changed

CIBC Celebrates 15 Years of CIBC Youthvision Scholarships and Over 450 Lives 
33 new Grade 10 students receive 2013 scholarships 
TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced today that 
33 Grade 10 students from across Canada have been awarded CIBC Youthvision 
Scholarships, valued at up to $38,000 each. This year marks the 15(th) 
anniversary of the one-of-a-kind scholarship, which in partnership with Big 
Brothers Big Sisters and the YMCA, has changed the lives of over 450 young 
CIBC Youthvision helps high-potential young Canadians who might not otherwise 
have the financial ability to pursue a college or university education. This 
unique program provides scholarships to students in Grade 10, which is when 
many at-risk youth lose focus at school due to peer pressure, lack of role 
models and financial pressures. The scholarships provide tuition support, six 
years of paid summer internships and dedicated mentoring through the YMCA or 
Big Brothers Big Sisters. 
In celebration of the program's 15(th) anniversary, the new CIBC Youthvision 
scholarship recipients will attend CIBC's first-ever Youth Forum on Academic 
Success in Toronto on June 20. The Forum will bring together past recipients, 
their mentors and families with a panel of experts to examine the issues youth 
face while pursuing their academic goals. 
The 2013 recipients are: 
Aziza Abdul Qader                       Vancouver, BC 
Jermaine Andrade *Ted Medland Award     Fredericton, NB 
Anna Maria Baeva                        Vancouver, BC 
Sharee Burry                            St. John's, NL 
Chantelle Chernick                      Winnipeg, MB 
Rayna Critchley                         Lanark, ON 
Kevin**                                 Hamilton, ON 
Priya Girdharie                         Toronto, ON 
Samantha Hartmann                       Toronto, ON 
Denzel Innis *Athlete Award             Hamilton, ON 
Dawape Isekeije                         St. Catharines, ON 
Sidra Khan *Neil Morgan Award           Brampton, ON 
Sara Lavoie                             Churchbridge, SK 
Emily Lillies                           Cote St. Luc, QC 
Darlene Lyon                            Hamilton, ON 
Caitlyn Lyver                           Bowmanville, ON 
Leo Ou Liu                              Burnaby, BC 
Savannah Menton *Athlete Award          Toronto, ON 
Braydon Middaugh                        Sault Ste. Marie, ON 
Melan Mustafa                           London, ON 
Austin Pay                              Orangeville, ON 
Shania Reed                             Orillia, ON 
Anannya Sahadev                         Toronto, ON 
Cassandra Sanderson                     Winnipeg, MB 
Daniel Scheffer                         Victoria, BC 
Bhanu Sharma                            Burnaby, BC 
Aliza Siebenaller *Athlete Award        Toronto, ON 
Taufiq Stanley                          Toronto, ON 
Banujan Thambithurai                    Scarborough, ON 
Theresa**                               Vancouver, BC 
Brandon Winnicki                        Welland, ON 
Angela Winsu                            Vancouver, BC 
Logan Winterhelt                        Toronto, ON 
"My CIBC Youthvision Scholarship provided an end goal to high school, a reason 
to study extra hard and made me an attractive candidate for post-secondary 
education," says Gillianne Beaulieu, a recipient from 2003 who holds a Masters 
in Political Science and currently works for the Department of Foreign Affairs 
and International Trade in Ottawa. "Most importantly, being awarded the 
scholarship at such an early age allowed me to sleep better and focus on my 
studies, instead of spending many-a-sleepless night worrying about how I was 
going to make ends meet on my own." 
"CIBC Youthvision is, and has always been, about investing in Canada's young 
people so they can build a better future. There is no question that CIBC 
Youthvision is changing lives, not only for the students, but for the families 
as well," says Sharon Mathers, Senior Vice-President of Communications and 
Public Affairs, CIBC . "I am proud of our 15-year partnership with the YMCA 
and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and our mutual commitment to ensuring 
each young person's success. On behalf of CIBC, and our partners, I extend my 
congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients as they join the many 
exemplary alumni since the program's inception." 
Over the past 15 years, CIBC has invested more than $170 million in programs 
to support children and youth-in-need. 
** Full names withheld by request 
About CIBC
CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, employees 
and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through 
corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. With 
a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and Community, and employee commitment to 
causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, 
the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social 
and economic development of communities across the country. In 2012, CIBC 
group of companies contributed more than $38 million to charitable and 
non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local 
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The CIBC Youth Forum on Academic Success is by invitation only. Media are 
invited to listen-in via webcast and must pre-register at 
For more information and to interview a scholarship winner, YMCA, Big  
Brothers Big Sisters representative, or CIBC representative, please  contact: 
Roderick Cumming, Senior Director, Communications,, 
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