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Mission Foundation hands out $152,000 in scholarships

75 Mission students were presented awards, the largest amount given in the foundation’s history
Dr. Peter Robson, whose family established the Robson Fund, presents Grade 12 graduate Navjit Mahal with the Robson Fund for 2024. This was just one of $152,000 worth of scholarships given to 75 Mission students this year.

The Mission Community Foundation has  awarded $152,000 in scholarships to 75 Mission students, marking the largest amount given in the foundation’s history.

The scholarships were presented during the GW Cooke and Scholarship Awards event, on June 5, at the Clarke Theatre. They were presented to Grade 12 graduating students and 2nd year and adult learners, who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement.

According to a news release, the foundation’s scholarship program “plays a vital role in supporting financially, the educational goals for Mission youth and adult learners, investing in the future successes in our community.”

The scholarships are made possible through the contributions of the benefactors. Their continued support enables the foundation to fulfill its mission, to “strengthen our community to enable the disbursements of scholarships, bursaries, and grants for Mission citizens.”

The GW Cooke Award recognizes middle school students who have demonstrated exemplary dedication to studies in Math and Science. The foundation presented the GW Cooke Award to 37 students. These awards are made possible through the GW Cooke Fund.

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