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Richmond Community Foundation awards over $25,000 in scholarships

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:20 PDT, Mon June 14, 2021

Last Updated: 1:48 PDT, Mon June 14, 2021

After receiving nearly 140 applications, the Richmond Community Foundation has announced the winners of its 2021 high school scholarships.

In all, the Foundation awarded over $25,000, presenting scholarships to 36 Richmond students.

Among the recipients is Ahmad Mustafa, a Richmond Secondary student who plans to pursue a career in engineering. He’s one of four winners of the Derek Dang and Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship.

“I was thrilled, motivated, and proud to be acknowledged as a recipient,” says Mustafa.

The Kronier Family Scholarship, one of the Foundation’s largest, supports multiple students annually. This year, there were 21 recipients, including Wesley Yiu, who attends Steveston-London Secondary.

“This award will greatly help me pursue my passions in commerce and law,” says Yiu. “I look forward to using what I learn from my academic and community experiences to give back to the community.”

In addition to providing scholarships across a wide range of academic fields, the Foundation offers support for students enrolled in trade programs, those involved in the performing arts, and student athletes.

Shae Sever, of McRoberts Secondary, received the Walter Wu Scholarship, which will support her studies at UBC while she plays on the school’s varsity softball team.

“Words cannot express my gratitude and honour at receiving this,” says Sever. “I’ve spent my entire life preparing to play at the next level, and now my dream has finally come true thanks to you.”

Through careful investment and financial management, the Foundation works to ensure that its scholarship funds continue growing year after year. Individuals, businesses, and community groups also regularly establish new funds.

“Richmond students are doing amazing things, and have big educational goals,” says Foundation chair Dave Frank. “To match their passion and ambition, we’ll keep working with our fundholders and the broader Richmond community, so that every student has the financial resources to pursue an enriching, fulfilling education.”

Visit for a complete list of scholarship recipients. While there, you can also donate to an existing scholarship fund, or learn how to create one yourself.

Founded in 1990, the Richmond Community Foundation manages nearly 50 forever funds, from which it awards grants and scholarships to local non-profit organizations and students. 

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