Scholarships

Beedie Luminaries founder Ryan Beedie announces the 2022 recipients of $6.2 million worth of scholarships for 140 high school graduates and 17 single parents in B.C., including four Grade 12 students from Greater Victoria. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)

4 Greater Victoria students receive ‘life-changing’ award

Exceptional high school grads get up to $40,000 for post-secondary

 

Belmont Secondary School Grade 12 students Gia Liu and Sahrim Sayani are collecting as much e-waste as possible between now and Sept. 1 for a shot at up to $1 million in scholarships from the Electronic Recycling Association. (Courtesy of Gia Liu)

Langford students collecting e-waste for shot at $1M scholarship

Gia Liu and Sahrim Sayani are competing for scholarships from the Electronic Recycling Association

 

Sam Phelps was excited and surprised to be among the Beedie Luminaries scholarship recipients. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Secondary student receives scholarship valued at up to $40,000

Sam Phelps’ interest lies in the sciences and she’ll be putting the award to good use

 

Renata Kamel will put the $100,000 scholarship to good use when she begins a program in mechanical engineering at UVic this fall. (Submitted photo)

Sixth Ballenas Secondary student wins prestigious $100,000 scholarship

Renata Kamel earns same award her brother won two years ago

Renata Kamel will put the $100,000 scholarship to good use when she begins a program in mechanical engineering at UVic this fall. (Submitted photo)
RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett, who died in 2016 in a drunk driving incident. (Black Press Media file photo)

Applications open for CRD’s $2,000 Const. Sarah Beckett scholarship

Aimed at students with interest in law enforcement with academic achievement, financial need

RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett, who died in 2016 in a drunk driving incident. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Golf Club caddie Holly Stewart is set for college after learning at Christmas she’d earned the prestigious Evans Scholarship. (Courtesy of Holly Stewart)

Golf course work pays off with 4-year scholarship for Oak Bay teen

Holly Stewart’s tuition, housing paid for at University of Washington with caddie scholarship

Victoria Golf Club caddie Holly Stewart is set for college after learning at Christmas she’d earned the prestigious Evans Scholarship. (Courtesy of Holly Stewart)
Former University of Victoria soccer star Simon Keith has put his name, as has the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame, on a new scholarship for UVic student-athletes who have undergone an organ transplant or donated. (Facebook/Simon Keith)

Simon Keith award created for UVic students who have given or received an organ

Former UVic student and pro soccer player has now undergone two heart transplants

Former University of Victoria soccer star Simon Keith has put his name, as has the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame, on a new scholarship for UVic student-athletes who have undergone an organ transplant or donated. (Facebook/Simon Keith)
Scholarship recipients Bryce Schiebel and Monica Amos with Saanich mayor and chair of the CRD Traffic Safety Commission, Fred Haynes. (Courtesy of CRD)

Two Camosun College students honoured with memorial scholarships

Fifth annual Const. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship awarded

Scholarship recipients Bryce Schiebel and Monica Amos with Saanich mayor and chair of the CRD Traffic Safety Commission, Fred Haynes. (Courtesy of CRD)
Sophia Teghtmeyer is this year’s sole Canadian in the American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. She has worked this summer in the University of Victoria lab of researcher Francis Juanes. (Sophia Teghtmeyer)

Esquimalt High student lone Canadian in international fisheries program

Sophia Teghtmeyer studying the effects of noise pollution on fish at UVic

Sophia Teghtmeyer is this year’s sole Canadian in the American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. She has worked this summer in the University of Victoria lab of researcher Francis Juanes. (Sophia Teghtmeyer)
Oak Bay Four Pillars of Excellence Award recipients Anna Friesen (middle left), Orla Scott, and Jasper Calder, with members of the Oak Bay Fire Department during the Oak Bay High awards ceremony in June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay High students earn life-changing post-secondary funding

A peek at a handful of significant scholarship winners for 2021

Oak Bay Four Pillars of Excellence Award recipients Anna Friesen (middle left), Orla Scott, and Jasper Calder, with members of the Oak Bay Fire Department during the Oak Bay High awards ceremony in June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Oak Bay Police Association Bursary recipient Lucy Balogh and family. (Evert Lindquist photo)

Oak Bay High students honoured for outstanding accomplishments

2021 marks school’s first year with two female valedictorians, second year of Nils Jensen Bursary

Oak Bay Police Association Bursary recipient Lucy Balogh and family. (Evert Lindquist photo)
Stelly’s Secondary student and North Saanich resident Merril McMillan will use her Beedie Luminaries scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Psychology at UBC or Queen’s University. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)

North Saanich student among two local winners of $40,000 Beedie Luminaries scholarship

Stelly’s and Vic High grads receive financial support for post-secondary studies

Stelly’s Secondary student and North Saanich resident Merril McMillan will use her Beedie Luminaries scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Psychology at UBC or Queen’s University. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)
Artist Harrison Martin from Sidney, whose heritage is from the Nisga’a and Tsimshian nations, was among the emerging artists awarded funding through the YVR Art Foundation for Indigenous artists. (Courtesy YVR Art Foundation)

Vancouver Island Indigenous artists earn YVR Art Foundation scholarships

Emerging, mid-career artists receive funding from Vancouver airport-founded organization

Artist Harrison Martin from Sidney, whose heritage is from the Nisga’a and Tsimshian nations, was among the emerging artists awarded funding through the YVR Art Foundation for Indigenous artists. (Courtesy YVR Art Foundation)
My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Secondary School student wins prestigious $100,000 scholarship

My Huy Lim is one of only 37 nominees selected from Vancouver Island

My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)
The estate of Laura Gardom, pictured, donated a historic amount to Victoria High School. (Victoria News file photo)

Estate of Victoria High School alum donates $123,000 to fund post-secondary studies

Laura Gardom’s son says not being able to carry on her studies was a lifelong regret

The estate of Laura Gardom, pictured, donated a historic amount to Victoria High School. (Victoria News file photo)
The first ever Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition is open to kids aged 11 to 18. (needpix.com)

Scholarship money up for grabs in Optimist International’s musical happiness competition for youth

Competition in recognition of International Day of Happiness, open to kids 11 to 18

The first ever Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition is open to kids aged 11 to 18. (needpix.com)
Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Saanich student Mark Finamore (middle) attended a finalist weekend in North Carolina back in February where he met fellow finalists Helena Walsh (left) and Spencer Barry (right). (Photo courtesy Mark Finamore)

Saanich student receives full-ride Morehead-Cain scholarship to American university

Mark Finamore to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saanich student Mark Finamore (middle) attended a finalist weekend in North Carolina back in February where he met fellow finalists Helena Walsh (left) and Spencer Barry (right). (Photo courtesy Mark Finamore)