The RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Bursary program is back for another year giving grade 12 students an opportunity to receive $16,000 in bursary funds.

The program recognizes the pursuits in leadership and community contributions of students in Western Canada.

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, and Northwest Territories 2016 graduates can write an essay to convey contributions they've made to enrich the lives of others and their communities.

Some examples to include would be leadership, motivation, volunteering, and participation in charitable events or fundraisers.

"Each year we are in awe of the passion and commitment these young adults display in giving back to their communities,” says Marie Sheppy, Manager, Corporate Affairs, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “We are inspired by their stories and are honoured to assist them in their future endeavours."

Each winner will receive a $1,000 RE/MAX Quest for Excellence bursary. All 16 participants that are selected will be placed in a draw for a hot air balloon ride for two.

Applications must be in by March 9, 2016.

“There are many young people in Western Canada who show leadership on a regular basis and maturity beyond their years,” says Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “Their actions help make our communities better places to live. We’re proud to recognize those individuals.”

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