District students rewarded for work

NANAIMO – Students have easier time with post-secondary education costs thanks to Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation.

Dave Hutchinson

Dave Hutchinson

More than 300 students in the Nanaimo school district will have an easier time with post-secondary education costs thanks to bursaries and scholarships from the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation.

The foundation distributed 298 awards totaling $202,150 at the district awards night at the Port Theatre June 11. Another 163 awards, worth $114,850, go to students at ceremonies at their individual schools. As well, 133 Ministry District/Dogwood Scholarships totaling $133,000 will also be presented at the school ceremonies.

“The foundation, with the support of our amazing donors, has been helping local students succeed with scholarships, bursaries and awards for over 30 years,” said Erin van Steen, foundation executive director. “We are thrilled this year at the deserving graduates who will have the support they need to become strong members of the community by pursuing their post-secondary education.”

The top recipients from Nanaimo who received $3,000 or more this year include: Michael Dong, John Barsby Secondary School; Kennedy Baker, Dover Bay Secondary School; Hellen Do, Dover Bay; Daveki Kahlon, Dover Bay; Kendra Chang-Swanson, Nanaimo District Secondary School; Nam Lan Pham Do, NDSS; Harjot Minhas, NDSS; Junhyuck Kim, Wellington Secondary School; and Julie Zhao, Wellington.

The funds for all of the awards are supported by the service clubs, community organizations and private donors within the Nanaimo-Ladysmith community.

For more information or to donate to the foundation, please call 250-753-4074.