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26 Surrey students graduating with Beedie scholarships

Students will receive up to $44,000 for post-secondary career
Twenty-six Surrey students are graduating with scholarships from Beedie Luminaries to go towards their post-secondary educations. (Stock file photo)

A significant 26 students from Surrey have been named recipients of $44,000 Beedie Luminaries scholarships.

With graduation season upon us, Beedie Luminaries has announced its full list of award-winners for post-secondary scholarships, awarded to students facing financial pressures who have exhibited the ability to create positive change in their own lives. On the list are 26 from right here in Surrey and White Rock.

"Education can offer life-changing opportunities, but every year, too many bright, driven students from disadvantaged backgrounds make the decision not to pursue post-secondary education because they can't afford it," reads the Beedie website.

A large majority of the students come from Princess Margaret Secondary, racking up 11 scholarships. From the school are Grade 12 students Farwa Arain, Abdullah Bashir Ali, Arham Bukhari, Sabeen Faiz, Thuraiyah Kabagambe, Karima Mohammad Karim, Talha Khan, Kamal Khebaisa, Aliya Mberwa, Arsala Rasool and Harkirat Virk.

Others include Jasman Khangura from Enver Creek Secondary, Rahma Muktar and Noura Adem Zeinu from Frank Hurt Secondary, Abdulrahman Sheikh and Nayab Zaidi from Fraser Heights Secondary, Dana Sharlene Cachero and Khasandra Margareth Parras from Guildford Park Secondary, Harneet Kaur from Johnston Heights Secondary, Yanet Asefa, Angela Bui and Alexis Negredo from École Kwantlen Park Secondary, Zaara Rahiman from L.A. Matheson Secondary, Puneet Hundal from École Panorama Ridge Secondary, and John Lui and Amro Mostafa from Semiahmoo Secondary.

All recipients of the scholarship will receive $11,000 per year for each of the four years for an undergraduate degree or for two-year certificate, diploma or trades foundation programs.

The scholarship is valid at 26 B.C. post-secondary institutions.

Other perks include access to mentors, support through a student success program, peer program and opportunities to paid summer internships, Beedie Luminaries says.

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