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10 Richmond students among prestigious Beedie scholarship winners

The students from Richmond have been awarded a prestigious 2022 Beedie scholarship that’s worth up to $40,000 each.

Ten Grade 12 students from Richmond have been awarded a prestigious scholarship that’s worth up to $40,000 each.

The students are all recipients of the annual “Beedie Luminaries” scholarship, which this year was given to 157 people province-wide, all of whom have “faced life challenges and adversity with determination and resilience.”

Certainly, for many of the students, the scholarship means the difference between being able to attend post-secondary or not.

The 10 Richmond recipients were:

Eric Li, Richmond Secondary;

Hadiya Bhalloo, Cambie Secondary;

Jennifer Zhou, MacNeill Secondary;

Almanar Alahmad Almahmoud, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary;

Misky Abdirahman, MacNeill Secondary;

Ailani Lucente, MacNeill Secondary;

Ashley Wong, McRoberts Secondary;

Tala Seydoun, Palmer Secondary;

Matthew Hong-Yin Li, Palmer Secondary;

Saaim Imran, Richmond Secondary.

Ryan Beedie, through his foundation, Beedie Luminaries, awarded $6.2 million in scholarships to 140 Grade 12 students and 17 single parents in B.C.

 This is the largest number of scholarships that Beedie Luminaries has awarded at one time since it was established four years ago.

“Year after year, I am amazed and inspired by the sheer number of bright, driven and highly engaged students who apply to the Beedie Luminaries program and the promise that they show,” said Beedie.

In addition to those attending university, a number of recipients will be attending trade school or vocational training to learn everything from animal health and forestry management to computer science and 3D animation.

In addition to financial assistance of up to $40,000 per student, recipients are also paired with mentors, and offered paid work opportunities, Stay on Track student support, invitations to special events and access to the Beedie Luminaries online community.