Student award details available online
The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has produced an online Student Awards Directory for 2012, listing scholarships, bursaries and other awards available to graduating Grade 12 students in SD34 and MEI and it can be found at www.abbotsfordcf.org/StudentAwards.html.
“Thanks to the generosity of many community groups, companies and individuals, this year we have over 265 awards totalling over $215,000 available to help students planning to continue on with post-secondary studies after they graduate,” said Susan McAlevy, executive director of ACF.
This year, the foundation has organized its directory into four categories so students can more easily identify awards they are eligible to apply for, as well as complete an online application.
The deadline for students to submit their award application package to their student counsellor is Friday, March 2.
Student awards are funded from the income from endowments and from annual donations. This year there are several new student awards, including: Abbotsford Police Scholarship and Abbotsford Sports and Orthopedic Physiotherapy Scholarship, both part of the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament awards; the Cheryl McCormack Memorial Award; the Kody Ramsey “Inspirational” Award; and the Rodell Scholarship/Bursary. All the awards are presented at each participating high school’s graduation ceremony.
For more information on how you can establish a student award, contact Susan McAlevy at 604-850-3755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.