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Twice a year, Vancouver Community College (VCC) holds student awards ceremonies recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of talented and deserving students enrolled in the vast range of programs offered at VCC.
On Friday, Nov. 17, the fall awards ceremony took place at VCC’s Broadway campus where the VCC Foundation awarded in excess of $163,000 in scholarships and awards. VCC’s scholarships and awards are established to recognize academic excellence and to acknowledge students who demonstrate leadership in the classroom or in their community. Many award recipients have overcome significant obstacles and financial barriers to pursue their studies. These awards help encourage and support students in their journey to academic and career success.
Each time VCC hosts student award ceremonies, one award is selected to video profile. It is difficult to single out one generous donor, or one deserving student, as VCC is blessed with a wealth of deserving and amazing student and donor stories. This season, we profiled Rose Brooks, a student who has taken ESL Pathways, the Administrative Assistant program, and now the Medical Office Assistant program. Her award comes from Dr. Jennifer Prosser Wade, and honours a student who has overcome major life challenges to pursue their academic goals.
With many donor representatives in attendance, the awards ceremonies provide a special opportunity for donors to directly connect with the recipients of their awards and the chance for students—and VCC—to thank the donors in person.
For more information on VCC’s financial awards including bursaries, scholarships and financial aid, visit our Financial Aid and Awards page including our Online Awards Guide. To make a donation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our online Catalogue of Gifts.
See the full photo galleries from all student awards ceremonies on VCC's Flickr page.