Two North Van students awarded Beedie Luminaries scholarships for 2020

A pair of Grade 12 students from North Vancouver have been awarded scholarships of up to $40,000.

Carson Graham Secondary student Bethanea Chou and Seycove Secondary student Claire Swanson have received Beedie Luminaries scholarships, along with 128 other students across the country, it was announced recently.

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West Vancouver resident, real estate developer and philanthropist Ryan Beedie started the Beedie Luminaries foundation in 2018, with the goal of using the $50-million fund to help remove barriers for students facing financial challenges.

For many of the student recipients, the scholarship means the difference between being able to attend post-secondary or not, according to a press release from the foundation.

The scholarships are worth $10,000 per year for those students in a four-year undergraduate degree program and $7,500 per year for students in a two-year college or trade-school program.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Beedie Luminaries foundation decided to increase the total number of scholarships this year to a total of 128, according to the release.



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