A Record Number of Scholarships and Bursaries Awarded to Graduating High School Students in Abbotsford

24 June 2022Grants & Funding, News & Announcements

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve allocated 420 scholarship and bursary awards through our Student Awards Program, totaling just over $425,000, to graduating Abbotsford students for their post secondary education goals.

“Thanks to the generosity of local community groups, companies and individuals, we have been able to financially assist 281 students planning to attend university, college, or training institutions this coming fall,” said Marcus Janzen, our Board Chair.

Since this program started in 1995, we’ve provided more than $6 million dollars in scholarships and bursaries to Abbotsford high school graduates. “ACF is proud to partner with the Abbotsford School District to facilitate this program”, said John Morrow, Chair of our Student Awards Committee and Director of our Board. “Our impact on these students’ learning is a lasting legacy for the community and the ACF is honoured to be able to invest in the future of our local young people, thanks to the generosity of our donors. This program is inspiring in so many ways!”
 
   
Student awards are funded by income from endowments and from annual donations. This year there were several new student awards including the Jacob Wilson Memorial, Raghbir Riarh Memorial, Goetz Family Construction & Trades, Design2Web IT and the Abbotsford Soccer Association – Barry Crocker Scholarship.

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

Our donors and their student award recipients were so excited that convocations returned to be in person events for 2022! This enabled the donors to attend the event and present their respective awards to the student. This is a highlight for our donors that has been missed for the past two pandemic years. We’re asking all students to post a picture with their award letter to social media with the hashtag #ACFGrad2022 to be entered into a draw for dinner with their family to celebrate their accomplishment. Deadline is June 30th.

For more information about our 2022 Student Awards Program, click here.
 

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