Heritage Park Secondary School graduate Vipan Aulakh has received a $2,000 scholarship from Envision Financial.
Fourteen education awards from the credit union are given out each year to secondary and post secondary students throughout the province who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship ability and exceptional community volunteer service.
Aulakh has been an avid volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the MSA Museum and various other community organizations.
She has also shown a commitment to her senior girls basketball, rugby and Grade 8 basketball teams as both player and coach.
Aulakh plans to use the funds to pursue her bachelors degree in commerce at the University of British Columbia.
“Envision is proud to assist such deserving students with their educational pursuits,” says Envision Financial President Shelley Besse. “Envision is committed to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities. Whether through academic excellence or community leadership each scholarship recipient has echoed these values and we are proud to recognize their achievements.”
Since 1996, the Envision Financial Education Award has helped a total of 196 high-school and post-secondary students finance their educations, and has disbursed over a half million dollars in funding across British Columbia.
Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, with 40 branches and 28 insurance offices throughout the province operating under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby and District Financial brands.