2018 High School Scholarship Winners
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2018 Scholarship Winners

Foundation Awards Nearly $50,000 in Scholarships

Everyone’s educational journey takes a different path. This diversity is reflected in the Richmond Community Foundation’s 2018 scholarship winners.

The Phyllis Taylor Scholarship, the Foundation’s largest, was awarded in full for the first time this year, with Rose Morgan, Hailey Fowler, and Mallory James each receiving $5,000, so they can further their education in the musical and performing arts.

Taylor, a first-class pianist and long-time Richmond music teacher who passed away in 2004, established the scholarship in her will, to provide financial assistance to local performing arts students.

“I am so honoured to be one of the recipients chosen to carry on Phyllis Taylor’s legacy,” says Fowler. “I will be going into my final year in my theatre studies at UVIC this fall, while continuing to volunteer in the front of house area at local theatres, and am excited to take on the acting industry full time in Spring 2019.”

Hailey FowlerHailey Fowler, seen here in Langham Court's production of Urinetown, was one of three performing
arts students to receive a $5,000 Phyllis Taylor Scholarship. Photo Credit: David Cooper

The Foundation also announced six winners of its Ethel Tibbits Scholarship, which is awarded annually to Richmond women seeking to upgrade their education or job skills, so they can better support their families. 

Among the recipients were two students from the Colts Young Parent Program, and four mature students entering the Richmond Education Assistant Program, offered through the School District’s Continuing Education Division.

Initially, only one $750 scholarship was available, but Foundation supporters responded enthusiastically to a last-minute call for donations, contributing an additional $3,000 to the scholarship fund. 

“With so many deserving applicants and several who might not be able to carry out their education plan without an Ethel, we knew we needed to do something,” says Julie Halfnights, Chair of the Foundation’s Scholarships Committee. “We’re humbled and so appreciative of those who responded to our call.”

Finally, the Foundation awarded 47 scholarships to Richmond high school students, worth a combined $27,650. Again, diversity was the overarching theme, with scholarships supporting students enrolled in the social sciences, fine arts, vocational studies, and a range of other fields. Among the winners was Jayden Jordan, a student athlete who received the first ever Walter Wu Scholarship, named after the local Paralympic swimmer.

For information on how to apply for a Community Foundation scholarship, visit this page. Alternatively, if you'd like to donate to a scholarship fund, you can do that here

Scholarship Winners

Phyllis Taylor Scholarship

Hailey Fowler
Mallory James
Rose Morgan

Ethel Tibbits Scholarship

Zohreh Asadi
Gyda Abigail Castillo
Ping Guo
Iram Naeem
Jay-Lee Seymour
Ye Wah (Eva) Wong

High School Scholarships

Kronier Family Scholarship

Karmen Chan
Isabelle Chung
Cindy Fu
Rachael Gurdas
Roy He
Jessica Hebert
Melissa Huen
Vincent Lam
Reese Lin
Shay Lucovic
Angela Mok
Hedy Ng
Kishoore Ramanathan
Emlyn Rocha
Lizm Takahae
Sarah Tan
Kaylan Wang
Wei Chuan (Kevin) Wang
Aly Williams
Antony Zachata

Derek Dang & Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship

Yun Hsiang (Shawn) Chan
Dylan Cobankiat
Ashli Forbes
Ameena Jaffer

Michael Diston Memorial Scholarship

Cassandra Carlos
Christine Gallardo
Emlyn Rocha

Etta Demerse Memorial Scholarship

Isabelle Chung
Jessica Hebert
Ameena Jaffer
Ryan Liu
Chelsea Ramos
Lizm Takahae
Serena Yeung

Richmond Sunset Rotary Club Scholarship

Christine Gallardo
Olivia Reid-Friesen
Bryan To

RichCity Idol Scholarship

Dylan Cobankiat
Angela Mok

Walter Wu Scholarship

Jayden Jordan

Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship

Nicole Rzhemovskiy

Steveston Community Society Scholarship

Cindy Fu
Sabrina Tong

Thompson Community Association Phil Brown Scholarship

Yun Hsiang (Shawn) Chang
Gita Manhas
Kishoore Ramanathan
Natasha Tabatabaei