Penticton students receive over $46,000 in bursaries

Twenty-two students will receive the Community Foundation bursaries for the 2019 school-year

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is giving out over $46,000 in bursaries this year, to 22 local students.

“This year 10 different endowment funds granted bursaries to local students of all ages. These endowment funds have been created by donors who believe in the value of education and its power to improve quality of life for an individual and their family,” said Sarah Trudeau, manager of grants and community initiatives with CFSOS, in a news release.

Thirteen students received the Dr. John & Kathy Scarfo Fund bursaries for over $2,500. These bursaries were awarded to students who live an active and healthy lifestyle and are pursuing further education to improve life for themselves and their families. These recipients include Rylee Holt, Makeena Hartmann, Petra Holler, Mary Nightingale, Hector Carlos, Joseph Wiebe, Jonathan Hesla, Palwinder Toor, Catey Lewis, Danielle Rudyk, Jennifer Butler and Autumn Cork-Evans.

The Sharon Amos Legacy Fund for the Arts was established after the death of well-known community leader, Sharon Amos and was awarded to three students this year — Martha Pace, Jessica O’Gorman, Jenna Mercer and Tianna Ferlizza who will each receive $1,000.

In 2013, an anonymous donor from the area established the South Okanagan Aboriginal Bursary Fund supporting local aboriginal students. Shortly after the announcement of this new fund, another anonymous donor came forward and donated an additional $10,000 to the bursary fund. The CFSOS would like to congratulate the 2019 South Okanagan Aboriginal Education Fund bursary recipients, Sheila Wilson, Alexandria Johnstone and Kalezafar Lawrence.

The Culver Family Bursary Fund was established to support students entering their second year of humanities. Jeannelle Clements is the recipient and was awarded $1,400 toward her post-secondary schooling. Shivanya Albas receives the Lynn & Brian Jackson Endowment for Fine Arts and the $500 bursary.

The Okanagan Chito-Ryo Society Bursary Fund was established by the society to support students in the South Okanagan who are current or past members of the Okanagan Chito-Ryu Society. This year, Akira Wong receives the bursary.

Stewart and Heather Glynes established The Bench Market Bursary Fund to support students entering the Culinary Art programs. Jenaya Lefebvre is the recipient of this year’s award.

The Thea Haubrich Bursary Fund was awarded to Mindy Rollins.

Two new bursary funds were established this year; the Charles & Irene Armstrong Bursary that supports students pursuing post-secondary education, and is awarded to Jarret Nickel. The L&R Supplementary Bursary was established to support students pursuing education to upgrade for employment qualification, and is awarded to Eric Kroeker.

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