Surrey’s JiaLi (Betty) Wang has is among 15 civic-minded students from across Canada who have won a 2015 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship.
Each winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship towards post-secondary tuition, and six of the winners – including Wang – will travel to Kenya for a Me to We Trip in the summer of 2016 to volunteer with the international charity Free The Children.
Wang was chosen for her involvement in humanitarian groups such as the Red Cross and Amnesty International, making a difference through gender equality movements. She co-created FemLight, a registered non-profit organization that seeks to spark dialogue about sexism while raising money for various girls’ causes in developing countries.
Wang will attend the University of Western Ontario this fall, where she will be studying Media and Information.