FVCRF Announces Launch of $55,000 Bursary Program for At-Risk Youth

The Fraser Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (FVRCF) is thrilled to announce the establishment of a new bursary program aimed at graduating high school students who face vulnerabilities or challenges, as they embark on their journey into post-secondary education. The pilot program, designed to alleviate financial barriers, will award a $1,000 bursary to a deserving recipient at every public Secondary School and Learning Centre in Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Mission, and North Delta – 55 schools in total.

Recognizing the obstacles that at-risk youth often encounter in pursuing higher education, the FVRCF is committed to providing tangible support to enable their academic aspirations. Through this bursary program, the FVRCF seeks to empower these students to overcome financial hardships and pursue their educational goals with confidence.

“We are excited to launch this bursary program as part of our ongoing efforts to support at-risk youth in our community,” said John Barbisan, Chair of the Fraser Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. “Education is a transformative tool, and we believe that every young person, regardless of their circumstances, deserves the opportunity to pursue higher education and achieve their full potential. These bursaries aim to provide crucial financial assistance to students who face significant challenges, helping them access the opportunities they deserve.”

“These bursaries can make all the difference, providing vulnerable students with opportunities that they may not otherwise have thought were possible,” said Laurie Larsen, Chair of the Surrey Board of Education. “The funds help close the gap so that students who are looking to pursue post-secondary education or training can do so, allowing them to follow their dreams and aspirations.”

“This bursary is not just a financial aid, but a beacon of hope and encouragement for students who often face unique challenges in pursuing their education,” said Tom Nguyen, Principal of Fraserview Learning Centre in Mission. “The FVRCF’s belief in their potential and dedication to investing in their future is truly inspiring. This bursary represents a lifeline – a chance for youth to break barriers, overcome obstacles, and strive for excellence. It also reaffirms their belief in themselves and reminds everyone that with hard work and support, anything is possible.”

The FVRCF extends its deepest gratitude to members of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and friends of the Foundation, whose generosity has made this bursary program possible. There are still many schools available for sponsorship. Contact Chris Hodson, Executive Director, at Christiane.Hodson@fvrcf.ca for more information on how to sponsor a bursary in your community.

Bursary Sponsors:

Takahashi Real Estate Group

Jackie MacDonald & John MacDonald

Team McKnight

Angela Evennett PREC

Sadaf Baig PREC / Woodhouse Realty

The Middleton Team

Dee Soriano PREC / Dee Realty Team

The Chris Shields Home Selling Team

Conyers & Associates

Joel & Tyler Schacter / Elevation Real Estate

Advinor CPA Ltd.

Gerald Lucas

Larry Anderson / Sutton Premier Realty

Bianca Myddleton PREC / Coldwell Banker Marquise Realty

Kyle Grant PREC / Royal LePage Wolstencroft

Manvir Kajla / eXp Realty

Andy Schildhorn PREC