Student Testimonials

Richmond Community Foundation continues to provide a great many scholarships to promising students to further their education. Just between 2000 and 2012, the Foundation awarded over $145,000 in scholarship funding to 300 promising young men and women to further their studies. In today’s world of increasing tuition fees, scholarships and bursaries are becoming incredibly important to many students and families living in Richmond. The Richmond Community Foundation and our very generous donors are proud to be playing a part in these ongoing education scholarship programs. What follows are just a few comments from some of the students who have received scholarships from the Richmond Community Foundation.

Janine Bubbert, McRoberts Grad 2007“Receiving this award is a great honour. It means a lot to me, as I work extremely hard pursuing my educational goals, and I am very dedicated to making a difference in my community.”

Andreas Zachata, McNair Grad 2010“This award will go a long way towards supporting me in my studies next year. I have been accepted into the Vancouver Film school for Visual Arts and I will be beginning there in August.”

Matthew Choi, UBC Student 2010“I am honoured to receive Dr. Bud Sipko Scholarship. It will go a long way in helping me pay for my dental education. I am currently in my second year of studies through dental school, on my way to a fulfilling profession.”

Samuel Siu, MacNeill Grad 2011“I am truly honoured in being able to accept this scholarship. It will definitely help me with the payments toward my university tuition fees. The support from this scholarship will be the first step that will enable me to pursue my dream of contributing to society and stirring up positive changes in the lives of others as well as the environment.”

Yue Sun, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Student 2012“I write to express my sincere gratitude for the award to help me with my business administration studies. I can assure the award will be prudently used. I expect it will enable me to study harder and be a better volunteer helping others with their studies in the learning centre.”

Melissa Ng, Cambie Grad 2012“I would like to sincerely thank you for the scholarship that will be contributing to my post-secondary education. With the scholarship that I have been awarded, my financial burden will be lightened, allowing me to focus on my studies and pursue my career goals in the business field.”

Diana Lobatch, Palmer Grad, 2003“In the future, I would like to become a lawyer in international affairs with knowledge of several languages: English, Russian, Belarusian, and French. Thank you so very much for your consideration and help that you have offered to me. Please take my words of sincere gratitude and respect. Thank you.”

Stephanie Wong, Boyd Grad, 2003“Receiving this scholarship has instilled self-confidence and achievement in me, which I will carry along with me as I enter the next stage of my life. I would like to thank you once again for your generosity.”