Vancouver, B.C. – The Canucks for Kids Fund and Trevor Linden are proud to award the second annual Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship, providing financial aid to much-deserving graduating high school students in British Columbia. The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exemplary contributions and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others while maintaining a grade point average above 75%. Four deserving and well-rounded students have been selected to receive $2500 to aid with their post secondary education.
2010 Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship Recipients:
Emma Djilali is a graduating student from Mt. Douglas Secondary School in Victoria, BC. In the fall she will begin working towards her degree in International Trade & Development at the University of British Columbia in hopes of one day becoming a humanitarian. Throughout her high school years Emma devoted herself to helping those less fortunate than her through her work with more than six organizations. As a result she was selected by Mount Douglas staff to represent the school as a Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Bearer.
Lauren Lam is a graduating student from Lord Byng Secondary School in Vancouver, BC. While attending Simon Fraser University this fall Lauren will focus her studies on International Business and complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Throughout her high school years Lauren has been extensively involved in a number of volunteer endeavours, including positions at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, the Youth Council, the Vancouver’s Children’s Festival, Helping Hands Club, and four important school-related clubs.
Mark Sherwood is a graduating student from Osoyoos Secondary School in Osoyoos, BC and will be attending the University of Victoria to study Business. Mark is the Founder of the MAD Club (Making A Difference) which ‘helps locally and gives globally.’ Through organizing local students to volunteer in their community, MAD had been able to donate funds to CARE Canada, Amnesty International, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the Nature Conservatory. In addition to MAD, Mark actively volunteers in a number of community events and programs throughout his town, including as a regular referee at the local hockey rink.
Ivy Wan is a graduating student from RC Palmer Secondary School in Richmond, BC. This fall she will attend the University of British Columbia where she will study Environmental Science. Ivy has held more than twenty volunteer positions over the past six years, many with a focus on environmental improvement. Most important to her is a program she founded called C.O.M.P.O.S.T. (Capable Of Motivating People On Sustainability Together) which promotes awareness of environmental sustainability to more than 1500 elementary students. Ivy’s dream job is to have her own environmental consulting business so she is able to influence the public and corporations to strive for greener solutions.