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Ignite a Dream Educational Awards

Ignite a Dream Educational Awards

2016 Recipient

The “Ignite a Dream” program is designed to help remove barriers and ignite the dreams of children in Surrey by providing educational opportunities that would not exist without our support. These awards are designed to change lives and inspire the recipients. Our hope is that they become valued and contributing citizens who are agents of social change since education is the cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant community. One person has the power to create change, regardless of his or her life circumstances. This award will give both the means and the opportunity to do more — to give back and to achieve beyond expectations.

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society working with Kwantlen Polytechnic University have designed this award to identify a select group of graduating grade 12 students who have overcome significant barriers in their personal lives to pursue a post-secondary education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

These awards are for individuals who have surmounted the barriers that have been placed before them and have consistently demonstrated the resiliency to move forward in their lives.  The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society anticipates providing several financial awards on an annual basis in the amount of $4000.00 to successful applicants.

We want to help ignite passion for trades, for dance, for university, etcetera through alleviating the financial obstacles of deserved youth.  In the process, we hope that successful recipients will become valuable contributing citizens who are agents of social change in the creation of healthy and vibrant communities.

Eligibility Requirements

• Applicants must be in their final year of studies in a Surrey high school

• Reside in the City of Surrey

• Applied to and/or accepted into Kwantlen Polytechnic University

• Intending to/enrolled in full-time studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the fall of their graduating year of high school

APPLY FOR THE IGNITE A DREAM AWARD   **Application Deadline is April 11, 2017 at 4pm