Application open for student awards

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has 317 awards totaling $280,000 available for graduating students attending high schools

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has 317 awards totaling $280,000 available for graduating students attending high schools in the Abbotsford school district and at Mennonite Educational Institute (MEI).

The online application form and directory describing the scholarships, bursaries and general awards can be found at abbotsfordcf.org/StudentAwards.html.

ACF executive director Susan McAlevy said this year a record number of awards are available to students going on to post-secondary education. Students can apply for up to 20 awards.

The deadline for students to submit their award application package to their school counsellor is Friday, March 7.

Student awards are funded from income from endowments and annual donations.

Donors are invited to participate in an advisory capacity in recommending their award recipients, McAlevy said.

The following high schools are part of ACF’s Student Awards Program: Abbotsford Senior, Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (ASIA),  Abbotsford Traditional. Bakerview Centre for Learning, MEI, Rick Hansen, Robert Bateman, W. J. Mouat and Yale.

For more information on how to establish a student award, contact Susan McAlevy at 604-850-3755 or smcalevy@abbotsfordcf.org.