Local students win province-wide education scholarship

Two Abbotsford students take home $2,000 scholarships

Abbotsford’s Gurselyen Singh and Roopkanwal Warraich are now that much closer to reaching their educational goals after being selected as two of 11 recipients of the 2015 Envision Financial Education Award.

Each year, secondary and post-secondary students throughout British Columbia who bank with First West Credit Union’s Envision Financial division are encouraged to apply for one of 11 $2,000 education awards. The awards recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic ability combined with exceptional community volunteer service.

Singh plans on attending the University of British Columbia to pursue a degree in science. She aspires to become an orthopedic surgeon. Singh has dedicated considerable time volunteering running basketball camps for at-risk youth at inner city schools in her community and has been the youth spokesperson for Run For Water, an initiative that raises funds to develop and support clean water projects in villages in Ethiopia.

As a recent graduate of Abbotsford Traditional Secondary, Warraich will be pursuing a bachelor of science degree. He has volunteered over 175 hours as a team leader at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital, where he has managed and trained volunteers.


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