Izabelle Morin

Izabelle Morin

Sooke teen wins education award worth $3,500

Izabelle Morin pursues criminal psychologist career

Sooke teen Izabelle Morin is among 44 students awarded Coast Capital’s annual Standing Tall Education Awards.

The award recognizes students across the province for their resiliency in pursuing post-secondary education.

The award is given to students who may not have access to funding through traditional sources such as parents or loan programs.

Each student received $3,500 to help with the increasing costs of tuition and living expenses.

Morin is a recent graduate of Edward Milne Secondary School.

Following the devastating 2021 wildfires in Lytton, Morin was displaced from her community and had to start over at a new school, where she faced several academic barriers.

Despite these challenges, Morin worked towards her goal of attending post-secondary school, never allowing new challenges to get in the way of her academic pursuits. She is now working towards her goal of becoming a criminal psychologist.

“Being a Standing Tall Education Award recipient helps further my education as the first of my family to attend university,” says Morin. “Receiving this award shows that all the hard work I put into my studies is paying off.”

Since its establishment 18 years ago, the program has supported over 1,000 students in funding their post-secondary studies with an investment of nearly $2.9 million.

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