128 B.C. students receive Beedie Luminaries scholarships of up to $40,000

… they include more than a dozen South Asian students

RYAN Beedie, through his foundation, Beedie Luminaries, is increasing the number of students receiving scholarships this year from the expected 105 to 128. Beedie Luminaries provides up to $40,000 each to resilient students across the province who face financial adversity.   “We received an overwhelming number of great applications from deserving students and it was hard to narrow down our selection to the anticipated 105, knowing the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on families and employment opportunities for young people and their parents,” says Beedie on his decision to increase the scholarships by an additional 23 students. “We wanted to extend our support to as many deserving students as possible as we believe that personal and financial hardship should not stop talented British Columbians from pursuing higher education and realizing their full potential.”  

In addition to financial adversity, the recipients demonstrated resilience, grit, academic readiness, and the determination to succeed – with many sharing compelling personal stories of overcoming challenges. Over 70 per cent of this year’s recipients live in rental or social housing, 48 per cent come from single-parent or foster families, and 26 per cent are first-generation post-secondary students in their family.

Beedie Luminaries launched on November 13, 2018, with a $50-million donation from Ryan Beedie, which coincided with his 50th birthday. In its first year, the program awarded 80 scholarships to students in Metro Vancouver. This year, the program expanded province-wide with recipients from 25 communities across B.C.  

In addition to financial assistance of up to $40,000 per student, recipients are also paired with mentors, and offered paid summer internship opportunities, Stay on Track student support, invitations to special events and access to the Beedie Luminaries online community.   

Students who are entering Grade 12 and are interested in applying to be part of next year’s Beedie Luminaries are encouraged to follow Beedie Luminaries on social media platforms or visit www.beedieluminaries.ca. The application period for the 2021 cohort will open in fall 2020.   

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Here’s the complete list:

First NameLast NameHigh School
JesnaJoyAbbotsford Senior Secondary School
HarveenHundalAbbotsford Traditional Senior Secondary
KomalpreetHayreAlberni District Secondary
SurpriseMunieBritannia Community Secondary
HibaAlodatBritannia Community Secondary
JerryDeng ZhuBritannia Community Secondary
ArifJanmohamedBritannia Community Secondary
NeenaSavageBritannia Community Secondary
LaianaPadolinaBritannia Community Secondary
LisaTranBritannia Community Secondary
NoorBhuttaBritannia Community Secondary
UmairaTahiriBrookswood Secondary
HennishaElsom PetterssonBurnaby Mountain Secondary
AnnetteLeeBurnaby Mountain Secondary
LiamTaylorBurnaby Mountain Secondary
EmilyChanBurnaby Mountain Secondary
LexiHildebrandBurnaby Mountain Secondary
YevaKutuzovaBurnaby Mountain Secondary
RubyBeachBurnaby Mountain Secondary
DianaLiangBurnaby North Secondary
AshleyUBurnaby North Secondary
QodsAlazaizehBurnaby South Secondary
MinjinKimBurnaby South Secondary
AzzamHaqBurnaby South Secondary
MadisonBrownBurnsview Secondary
GabrealSarnohByrne Creek Community Secondary
NadiaGiffordCaledonia Secondary
SumodGautamCambie Secondary
Carlos ParadaCruzCambie Secondary
SoniyaHudaCariboo Hill Secondary
SarojShahCariboo Hill Secondary
Sophia DavitaCockramCariboo Hill Secondary
BethaneaChouCarson Graham Secondary
ParneetBhathaClayton Heights Secondary
XandraHealey-HutterCowichan Valley Open Learning Co-op
NityaRamirezDavid Thompson Secondary
VickyTranDavid Thompson Secondary
SayanSahaDavid Thompson Secondary
AveryChanDavid Thompson Secondary
JuliaTownsendDelview Secondary
NimmyVinodDelview Secondary
MariaPauchlyDelview Secondary
AndreyPonomarevdes Pionniers-de-Maillardville
VictoriaPatenaudeDover Bay Secondary
KalenSonnbergerDover Bay Secondary
GraceKangDover Bay Secondary
OrlaMooreEarl Marriott Secondary
MumtazSultanEarl Marriott Secondary
ChristinaLamEcole Dr Charles Best Secondary
ArmanMoztarzadehEcole Dr Charles Best Secondary
NaailahShahEnver Creek Secondary
PrestonLaiEric Hamber Secondary
JoannaLuoEric Hamber Secondary
SarahAzad ManjiriEric Hamber Secondary
NinaRogersEric Hamber Secondary
ThereseBaidoEric Hamber Secondary
SamarKapoorFleetwood Park Secondary
AbishekKanagasabayFleetwood Park Secondary
ShimaBrooksFrances Kelsey Secondary
Resina (Ye Na)KimFraser Heights Secondary
Emma (Minju)KimFraser Heights Secondary
KhoaNguyenGladstone Secondary
KaitlinYeoGladstone Secondary
Seerat (Sera)DassGladstone Secondary
JayHamidovaGleneagle Secondary
SinaAllenGleneagle Secondary
DanielPersaud-BarrancoGleneagle Secondary
HanaKimGold River Secondary
JoeyHuangJ N Burnett Secondary
Ahmad ObidTimoor ShahKillarney Secondary
KudraMcCollKitsilano Secondary
AdrianaZaharijevicKitsilano Secondary
TrangNguyenKwantlen Park Secondary
MichalOqbeL A Matheson Secondary
ZainabOsmanL A Matheson Secondary
BethanyZimmermanLangley Christian School
AshleighRoyMaple Ridge Secondary
AbedahSiddiquiMoscrop Secondary
SarraPirmohamedMoscrop Secondary
ChristinaNiehMoscrop Secondary
KatelynnDangMoscrop Secondary
FreyaEmeryMount Sentinel Secondary
KimberlyRobertsNakusp Secondary
SonjaPettersonNakusp Secondary
AidanMetzNanaimo District Secondary
UdhayMangatNew Westminster Secondary
BrookeAshdownNorth Peace Secondary
TessaBrown JonesOak Bay Secondary
HannahPodoabaPoint Grey Secondary
MadelynnHutchinsonPort Coquitlam
AndyNguyenPort Moody Secondary
DevendraDuttaPrincess Margaret Secondary
ZebaTotakhilPrincess Margaret Secondary
FatimaMushtaqPrincess Margaret Secondary
LaibaAbbasPrincess Margaret Secondary
MisbahMemonPrincess Margaret Secondary
ChakriyaRodkhongPrincess Margaret Secondary
DawsonHoPrincess Margaret Secondary
HarmanMannPrincess Margaret Secondary
KaitlinLawQueen Elizabeth Secondary
TayyibChohanQueen Elizabeth Secondary
AaliyaAzizR E Mountain Secondary
AaranPoonRichmond Secondary
Mia-IsabelleAlvarezRobert Thirsk High School (Alberta)
AustynLamontSardis Secondary
EmmaPflanzSemiahmoo Secondary
ClaireSwansonSeycove Secondary Community
AhmadSulimanSir Charles Tupper Secondary
BettinaKarlSir Charles Tupper Secondary
Ge(Lucy)LuoSir Charles Tupper Secondary
DongZhengSir Winston Churchill Secondary
LandonFrigaultSir Winston Churchill Secondary
AndyLuoSir Winston Churchill Secondary
SapphireCochrane-HobanSir Winston Churchill Secondary
KennyZhouSir Winston Churchill Secondary
KyleBerardSouth Delta Secondary
chantalde haasSouth Delta Secondary
AmberFillSouth Kamloops Secondary
MelodyWengSteveston-London Secondary
SallyElhennawyUniversity Hill Secondary
GiftAstridaVancouver Technical Secondary
LolaRabinovitchVancouver Technical Secondary
CherryLoVancouver Technical Secondary
SiennaNargang-WhiteVictoria High
HousamTarrachVictoria High
AgartuAliVictoria High
MalakAl-HomsiVictoria High
AkasmikaHerathWindermere Community Secondary