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Alumni, faculty, staff and our community members have come together to expand Langara’s scholarships, bursaries and award opportunities. Over the past four months, nine awards (3 endowed and 6 annual) have been created, with the Foundation reaching a milestone of 400 annual awards in August!  

Our donors come from all sectors of our community and make a difference to the lives of our students by removing  financial barriers to their learning. Here are a few recent highlights:  

Harjit and Ranjit Sangra, both Langara Alumni, recently created the Sangra Family Scholarship: an entrance award for Athletics students, who demonstrate financial need and show outstanding commitment to High School Athletics. The family wanted to give back and help students as they transition directly from high school to Langara to continue their studies.  

Alumni, Doris Meyer established The Shelley Fralic Fund in memory of her good friend and fellow alumni, Shelley Fralic, accomplished award winning journalist and to honour Shelly’s children. This endowed award supports Journalism students with an entrance bursary and scholarship for the outstanding editorof the Voice. Doris’s gift will help alleviate the financial strain our students experience and help them along in their educational journey. 

As a Langara Alumni with a Fine Arts diploma and a current employee of the department, Jeff Powell, along with his wife Anne, are passionate about supporting students who are studying Fine Arts. Together they established the Powell Family Award to recognize Fine Arts students who demonstrate an ability to challenge themselves, experiment in the studio and are engaged in the community. 

Faculty member, Caroline Dickson, worked with the Foundation to set up the Dwyer Immigration Medical Services Award. This fund will support international students taking Langara School of Management Post Degree Diplomas. Caroline, a faculty member within the LSM, wanted to support the students she teaches. This gift will be matched by the College, doubling the financial impact.  

Long-standing donors, University Women's Club of Vancouver created The UWCV Women in STEM Award over the summer. This builds on our 18-year partnership with the UWCV and will assist female-identifying students, who have achieved excellence in leadership and innovation while also supporting their community.  

Environmental Studies students can now apply for the Brian Grant Environmental Award set up by the community-inspired, Vancouver Foundation. This award supports students who have shown outstanding initiative, innovation and creativity in the Environmental Studies field, while they pursue higher education.   

The Foundation is always delighted to hear from you. If you would like to learn more about our awards or wish to discuss your fund, then please contact us at foundation@langara.ca