A Castlegar grad has received a life-changing scholarship.
Stanley Humphries Secondary School student Angel-Muskaan Uppal has been awarded a Beedie Luminaries scholarship of up to $40,000.
Readers may recognize Uppal as the Castlegar News high school columnist for the 2021/2022 school year.
These scholarships recognize promising B.C. students who have faced life challenges and adversity with determination and resilience. For many of these students, this scholarship means the difference between being able to attend post-secondary or not.
Beedie Luminaries offers more than just a cheque. Recipients are also paired with mentors, offered paid work opportunities, student support, invitations to special events and access to the Beedie Luminaries online community.
Across the province, 140 Grade 12 students and 17 single parents received scholarships through Ryan Beedie and his foundation.
“Year after year, I am amazed and inspired by the sheer number of bright, driven and highly engaged students who apply to the Beedie Luminaries program and the promise that they show,” says Ryan Beedie. “I am elated to be able to extend our support to more students than ever before so that even more talented British Columbians can pursue higher education and reach their full potential.”
The Beedie Luminaries scholarship program supports students who not only demonstrate strong academic potential, but are also involved in their communities and have faced life challenges and adversity with determination and optimism. These scholarships recognize students’ resilience and resolve while lowering the financial barriers to pursuing a post-secondary education.