Kwantlen Student Association donates $221k to financially assist students

Many students applying for financial assistance are not able to get by on government loans alone

The Kwantlen Student Association this week donated $221,000 to the KPU Foundation toward helping some students better afford their education.

“Awards and bursaries are a big part of the KSA’s commitment to students,” said Joseph Thorpe, the KSA’s vice-president of finance and operations. “We donated an additional $221,000 to our endowment with the KPU Foundation to help give back to the students who make our organization possible, and to meet our goal of continuing to create new awards that target a wide variety of students.”

According to a KSA press release, many students applying for financial assistance are not able to get by on government loans alone.

“Supporting all students in being able to attend post-secondary and fully recover their costs for the year means that more students will be able to continue their studies and have access to education,” the release reads.

This week’s donation brings the total KSA endowment to more than $650,000.



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Tom Zytaruk

Just Posted

Langley health fair aimed at newcomers to the community

An LCSS event combined fun for kids with information on health services.

Election signs trashed on Langley’s 208th Street

Someone apparently knocked down a block of signs in Willoughby.

VIDEO: Cedar Rim Nursery celebrates 40th anniversary

The celebration created a buzz at the nursery with local vendors, tours and a kids zone

Car crash, wires down cause power failures in Langley

Hundreds of people spent some time in the dark Friday and Saturday.

VIDEO: Scarecrow festival kicks off in Port Kells

Fourth-annual event will be on until Halloween

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Remainder of Vancouver Whitecaps season filled with ‘must-win’ games: coach

With Vancouver currently sitting four points out of a post-season spot, each contest is crucial

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

‘I’m no quitter’ on climate change issues, McKenna says at G7 ministers meeting

David Suzuki says if McKenna believes what she’s saying, she too should quit

VIDEO: Inside an eerily empty mall in Canada

Only nine of 517 retail spaces are open for business as the grand opening postponed to next year

B.C. wildfires burned large areas affected by mountain pine beetles: Experts

The mountain pine beetle epidemic affected more than 180,000 square kilometres in B.C.

Most Read