Application date draws near
Bowen Island's Grade 12 and university students are encouraged to submit applications to the Bowen Island Community Foundation for scholarships and bursaries by March 31. “There is quite a variety of support available to students, thanks to the generous support of our community,” says Joyce Ganong, chair of the Foundation.
The Aaron Sluggett Memorial Scholarship will go to a student who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the community and preferably has a a focus on science. The Bowen Island Golf Association Junior Scholarships go to students who have been part of BIGA’s junior golf program. The Danielle Dulong Memorial Scholarship supports students who show promise in the field of visual arts. Two Knick Knack Nook Environmental Sustainability Bursaries support students in that field (both Grade 12 and post secondary students are eligible). The Maggie Cumming Memorial Scholarship goes to a student with a passion for recreation, trails and the natural environment.
Last year, eight students received support totalling $6,900. “I cannot describe how impressive Bowen students are. Every year the selection committees are challenged to make a decision. The comment I hear after the committees have reviewed the applications is that we need to increase the number of scholarships and bursaries so that even more students will know how proud we are of what they have done and what they hope to do. But right now, we need students to apply for what is already available,” Ganong said. Details for the applications are available from school counsellors and at www.bowenfoundation.com.