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VCC Student Awards Spring 2022 recap

Posted on August 3, 2022


Vancouver Community College (VCC) was pleased to host its first in-person Student Awards ceremonies in two years on Friday, June 3 at the Broadway campus event space. A total of 208 students received awards in the presence of family, friends, and donors. Award recipients had the opportunity to thank their donors in person at a tea reception after the official morning and afternoon award presentations. 

In addition to some entrance awards, there are many scholarship and award opportunities for international students when they begin their studies at VCC. We celebrate VCC students' achievements at the award ceremonies. This Spring, a total of 43 VCC international students received a total amount of $32,850 in scholarships and awards. 

Both awards ceremonies began with an opening prayer and territorial acknowledgment delivered by Elder Jean. VCC president and CEO Ajay Patel addressed the crowd with a welcome statement.

“We live in uncertain times. And challenging yourself to continue learning and working towards your goals is commendable in its own right,” said Patel. “All of you overcame challenges to get here. Know that we’re all very proud of you.”

Two new awards were established this year – the President’s Award for Leadership, which acknowledges a student who has demonstrated excellent leadership skills and the Zoro and Kelly Ann Mihajlovic Creative Award which is given to a talented graphic design student who also stands out as a positive human being.

Did you know that in addition to entrance scholarships, VCC students may also apply for different types of internal scholarships and awards . Talk to your instructor, they are also one step closer to the awards.

Check VCC's Flickr account for more pictures of the morning and afternoon award ceremonies.


VCC Student Awards are not possible without the generous support from our many donors. Thank you for continuing to give the gift of giving. Learn more about how you can support VCC students in need.