Two Surrey students win province-wide Envision Financial Education Award

$2,000 scholarships are awarded annually to secondary and post-secondary students throughout B.C.

Surrey students Lindsey Campbell (left) and Samantha Hamilton have won the 2012 Envision Financial Education Award.

Surrey students Lindsey Campbell and Samantha Hamilton are each $2,000 closer to reaching their educational goals after winning the 2012 Envision Financial Education Award.

Sixteen of these $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually to secondary and post-secondary students throughout the province who are Envision members and have demonstrated outstanding scholastic ability combined with exceptional community volunteer service. Two Surrey students were among this year’s winners:

• Lindsey Campbell is a committed volunteer and advocate for global awareness, having led Elgin Park Secondary School’s Global Activists Club. She also spends many hours volunteering with the Elgin Park Peer Leadership Council, White Rock Leisure Services, the Gracepoint Church soup kitchen and many other organizations. Lindsey is studying food and nutrition sciences at the University of British Columbia with the goal of becoming a dietician.

• Samantha Hamilton has shown a dedication to education, volunteering with Frontier College’s Read4Fun program, which provides one-to-one support to elementary students, as well as the Prison Literacy Outreach Program, where she tutored maximum security inmates in both English and Math. Samantha will be returning for her fourth year at Queens University where she is studying global development and environmental studies.

“We are pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication that these students have shown to both their education and their communities,” says Shelley Besse, president of Envision Financial. “Lindsey and Samantha are both shining examples of up-and-coming community leaders and we wish them well on their education journey.”

Over the last 16 years, the Envision Financial Education Award has provided nearly a half million dollars in scholarship funds to help a total of 237 students throughout B.C. finance their educations.

For more information,  visit www.envisionfinancial.ca.

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