Laura Szendrei endowment announced by KPU

Laura Szendrei endowment announced by KPU

SURREY — Laura Szendrei’s name will live on in the halls of academia with a scholarship in her name at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

The Laura Szendrei Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created through a $20,000 donation that will establish a lifetime of financial support for Delta youth in the young girl’s memory.

The endowment was raised through a community-wide fundraising and awareness initiative, which includes the yearly Walk, Run and Roll event, held last Sunday at North Delta Secondary.

It will fund an annual $1,000 scholarship for a student enrolled in a KPU program who is passionate about giving back to others.

“Laura was kind, gregarious yet humble, and a hard-working, kind-hearted young woman,” said schoolmate Kirsten Martin.

She desribes Szendrei as being devoted to her family, and loved sports and the outdoors, playing soccer, and was active in her local church.

Szendrei was a grade 10 French-immersion Burnsview student who was murdered in September 2010.

The endowment was made possible through several five and 10-kilometre memorial runs organized by Brian White, Diane and Darlene Maclean, Wendy Colville, the Szendrei family and many volunteers.

For more information about the Walk, Run and Roll event visit: lswalkrunroll.com.