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​ Vancouver students receive scholarships for their commitment to kindness

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Kindness is the most important tool for creating safe, positive, and inclusive learning environments where students feel valued, appreciated, and heard. 

Today, on World Kindness Day, the District is highlighting the Kindness Foundation of Canada’s (KFOC) 2021 scholarship winners.

Each year, the KFOC awards scholarships to remarkably kind, and compassionate high school graduates that are committed to making a difference in their school community.  

The KFOC awarded four scholarships to Vancouver secondary students in 2021 from Lord Byng, Windermere, and Prince of Wales. Each recipient received $1000 towards their post-secondary education.

One scholarship recipient and recent Windermere Secondary graduate, Charlotte Lemon believes that kindness is essential for building communities.

Between fundraising efforts for local non-profits and leading online events to promote anti-bullying awareness, Lemon received the ‘Nadine Marshall Scholarship’ for her dedication to the Windermere student body and her active involvement in the East Vancouver community.

“Reviewing the scholarship applications every year is always a highlight for our board members as we get to read about the amazingly kind, compassionate and accomplished young adults that are coming out of Vancouver schools,” says Mike McEwan, president of the KFOC. 

Now studying business at Western University, Lemon plans to continue spreading kindness by advocating for underserved youth and helping them access affordable education services. 

The District congratulates the 2021 KFOC scholarship winners for their commitment to kindness in their school communities. 

Interested in applying for a KFOC scholarship? Spread some kindness and apply before April 22, 2022. Learn more at: kindnessfoundation.com/scholarships 

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