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Graduates Smash Recent Records Earning Millions in Scholarships

The Class of 2024 has earned $10.8 million in scholarships and counting, smashing recent records. In total, they’ve been offered millions more than any other graduating class in over 5 years.

These awards, large and small, help students to achieve their post-secondary dreams. Some are celebrating significant scholarship wins, such as the following.

Ella Ricketts from Burnaby Central Secondary will be attending Harvard University on a full scholarship valued at more than $400,000. With the Harvard Faculty Scholarship, Ella plans to study public policy and government and is considering careers in political analytics and law.

The recipient of a Schulich Leader Scholarship for $120,000, Charis Chang from Burnaby North Secondary will be taking Engineering at Queens University.

Melina Calero from Alpha Secondary earned a $45,000 Cmolik Foundation Scholarship. Melina will attend Simon Fraser University in the Health Sciences program and plans to become a pediatric nurse.

Amy Jung from Burnaby Mountain Secondary will be studying Life Sciences after earning a $100,000 International Scholar Award at the University of Toronto.

Anita Nambuuza from Byrne Creek Community School earned a $100,000 Ted Rogers Legacy Scholarship, which is awarded to 10 students each year who are attending a technology-focused program. Anita plans to study Computer Engineering at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia.

From Cariboo Hill Secondary, Melody Yeung earned a $100,000 University of Toronto International Merit Admissions Award.

Thirteen students from the Class of 2024 were awarded Beedie Luminaries scholarships of up to $44,000 each for their post-secondary studies (scroll down for photos):

Zawata Afnaan, Burnaby South Secondary
Aylin Alizadeh-Ebadi, Burnaby South Secondary
Yar Biar, Cariboo Hill Secondary
Elbethel Desta, Burnaby North Secondary
Maya Holmes, Moscrop Secondary
Salma Ibrahim Issa, Cariboo Hill Secondary
Elvin Ng-Young-Lim, Burnaby Mountain Secondary
Ermira Progri, Burnaby South Secondary
Sania Shenasa, Cariboo Hill Secondary
Dia Suleiman, Byrne Creek Community School
Ethan Sun, Burnaby Central Secondary
Lulyana Tsehaye, Byrne Creek Community School
Tina Zeng, Moscrop Secondary

Many students across the District also earned significant athletic scholarships. Congratulations to all scholarship and bursary winners, all graduates, and their families.

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Posted July 2024