2020 High School Scholarship Winners
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2020 High School Scholarship Winners

Community Foundation Awards $28,000 in High School Scholarships 

With the remainder of the school year marked by uncertainty, the Richmond Community Foundation has given dozens of local high school students something they can count on: financial support as they pursue a post-secondary education.

After reviewing 148 applications - a new record - the Foundation recently awarded 50 scholarships to 36 Richmond students, worth a combined $28,000.

"For us, it's a challenge to select the winners, because there are so many quality applications," says Julie Halfnights, Chair of the Foundation's Scholarship Committee. "On the plus side, thanks to our fundholders, we're able to assist more students every year."

In 2020, the Foundation distributed scholarships from 15 different Forever Funds, set up by individuals, families, and businesses to support students across a wide range of academic and vocational fields.

Six of the Funds, including one established by Linda Li and another by Dacheng Education Group, awarded scholarships for the first time.

"It's significant that, this year, we could draw on so many new Scholarship Funds," says Foundation Chair Dave Frank. "We hope this trend continues, as more groups generously step up to help Richmond students achieve their educational goals."

While the scholarships will be distributed in the coming weeks, students will have up to two years to register at a post-secondary institution and use the funding. This gives them added flexibility as schools modify their course offerings to comply with social distancing guidelines.

"These scholarships remind me to continue living my purpose day in and day out, and I hope it inspires others to do the same," says Joey Huang, winner of both the Richmond Community Foundation and RichCity Idol Scholarships. "My purpose is to scale new heights in my own endeavours, while investing in the success of those around me."

Allison Nielsen, a Richmond Secondary student with a two-year-old daughter, received scholarships from the Kronier Family Fund and the Derek Dang & Dr. Margaret Yeung Fund. The scholarships will have a life-changing impact, allowing her to attend hair styling school.

"By receiving these scholarships, you have brought me one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a hairstylist and being able to provide a better life for my daughter," says Nielsen. "You have inspired me to work even harder and continue setting goals for myself to reach my dream of one day owning my own hair salon."

Visit this page to learn more about the Foundation's high school scholarship program, including upcoming application deadlines.

Scholarship Winners

Andrea Xi Scholarship

Maya Lichtmann

Audrey Fricker Scholarship

Sarah Stephenson

Dacheng Education Scholarship

Claire Liu

Derek Dang & Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship

Allison Nielsen
Jerobe Boloseno
Siu Lun (Aaran) Poon
Tarif Brown

Etta Demerse Scholarship

Jerobe Boloseno
Jessie Hall
Morgan Eva Cheung
Muhammad Yasin Abbas
Nikol Rybolov
Siu Lun (Aaran) Poon
Tarif Brown

GBN Health Group Scholarship

Aran M. Singhal

Kronier Family Scholarship

Allison Nielsen
Ammar Leghari
Bilqis Ahmed
Bushra Kaderi
Domenic Karl Riedmann
Emma Hodgins
Enrico Sia Uy Liong
Jada Tang
Jaia Manhas
Jaimie Muller
Janice Chan
Jerobe Boloseno
Jessie Hall
Judith Kan
Muhammad Yasin Abbas
Niko Rybolov
Shelley Kuo
Siu Lun (Aaran) Poon
Tarif Brown

Linda Li Scholarship

Priscilla Ng

Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship

Joey Huang

RichCity Idol Scholarship

Gloria Yang
Joey Huang

Richmond Sunset Rotary Club Scholarship

Amber Wei
Cassidy Chen
Sarah Stephenson
Toni Power

Steveston Community Society Scholarship

Jada Ma
Kelly Cheung

Thompson Community Association Phil Brown Scholarship

Jaia Manhas
Maya Lichtmann
Oceanna Nguyen
Sophia Anderson

Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club Scholarship

Emily MacDougall

Walter Wu Scholarship

Johnson Tao

Scholarship Fund Disbursements (* New Funds)

RCF Scholarship Endowment - $500

Richmond Sunset Rotary Club Scholarship Endowment - Four $400 Awards

Etta Demerse Scholarship Endowment – Five $500 Awards

Kronier Family Scholarship – 18 $750 Awards

Walter Wu Sports Scholarship - $500

Steveston Community Society Endowment – Two $1,000 Awards

RichCity Idol Endowment – Two $200 Awards

Derek Dang and Dr. Margaret Yeung Fund – Four $500 Awards

Thompson Community Association Phil Brown Scholarship – Three $500 Awards

*Audrey Fricker Scholarship - $400

*Linda Li General Scholarship Endowment - $500

*Dacheng Education General Scholarship - $500

*Andrea Xi Scholarship Endowment - $500

*Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club Scholarship - $300

*GBN Health Group Scholarship - $300