Grads Earn Millions in Scholarships

Many graduates in the Class of 2021 capped off this unusual school year with some good news: a scholarship award. Collectively, they’ve been awarded an impressive $7 million – and still counting – in scholarships and bursaries.

From small to large awards, every little bit helps students to achieve their post-secondary dreams. Several of the scholarships have been significant in value, such as the following. Here are some highlights of the many scholarships awarded in recognition of graduating students and their amazing accomplishments.






Owen Ebose from Burnaby North Secondary was awarded a full-ride scholarship to Harvard University.

Also at North, Claire Scrimini earned a TD Scholarship for Community Leadership valued at $70,000. Her twin sister Vanessa also won scholarships, including the Queen’s Chancellor Scholarship for $36,000.

Carlos Georgescu from École Moscrop Secondary is the Schulich Leader at the University of British Columbia, winning an $80,000 scholarship.

Several outstanding student athletes also received athletic scholarships collectively valued at approximately $2.3 million acknowledging their skills and grades.



Every scholarship can make a big difference to students. New this year, and only for students in the Burnaby School District, is the Clint Morrison Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is for a student enrolled in a pre-employment program or an ACCESS program, who is registered for post-secondary courses or job-training in 2021-22 and has demonstrated community mindedness. Burnaby Mountain Secondary’s Megan De Marchi is one of the winners.



Eight students from the District were also awarded the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship of $40,000 each:

Burnaby North Secondary

  • Siham Abdelhameed
  • Michelle Nguyen
  • Logan Wilmarth

Burnaby Mountain Secondary

  • Gaeun (Amy) Nam

Burnaby South Secondary

  • Younathan Terefe

Byrne Creek Community School

  • Sana Alzaza
  • Henok Kibrea Dubus

École Moscrop Secondary

  • Emily Wong-Abdul

Congratulations to all scholarship winners, graduates, and their families.


Read the Stories in the Media

Burnaby high school grads awarded over $7 million in scholarships
Burnaby Beacon, July 7, 2021

Burnaby Students Scoop Up $7M in Scholarships
Burnaby Now, July 6, 2021

Five Burnaby students earn Rogers scholarships, named ‘young leaders’
Burnaby Now, July 4, 2021

Nine determined, resilient Burnaby grads awarded $40K each in scholarships
Burnaby Now, June 16, 2021