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On Friday, Nov. 30, Vancouver Community College (VCC) hosted its bi-annual Student Awards to recognize and celebrate the academic excellence of many talented, hardworking, and deserving students enrolled in a wide range of programs.
The morning and afternoon ceremonies took place at the Broadway campus event space, where the VCC Foundation distributed 189 scholarships and awards valued at over $131,000. These awards are meant to encourage and support students in their journey to academic and career success. The award ceremonies and following tea reception also provide an opportunity for the student recipients to meet with and thank donor representatives in person.
Many of the financial awards are funded by generous donors wishing to acknowledge students who demonstrate leadership in the classroom or in their community. A number of award recipients have also overcome significant personal obstacles and financial barriers to pursue their studies.
At every Student Awards, one recipient is selected for a video profile. This fall showcased Daniel Liu, a student in the Baking and Pastry Arts program. The scholarship is funded by Snow Cap Enterprises, a longtime donor and supporter of VCC, and is awarded to a student who excelled in the Baking and Pastry Arts apprenticeship program.
View the full photo gallery of this year's Student Awards ceremonies on VCC’s Flickr page.
Learn more about how VCC supports students with financial aid including bursaries, awards, and scholarships by browsing through our Online Awards Guide. To make a gift toward VCC scholarships, bursaries, and other initiatives, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our online catalogue of gifts.