OUR RECIPIENTS

​Gurmaan Gill is a graduate of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. He aspires to enter the field of medicine and become a doctor or pharmacologist. Gurmaan defines success, opportunity, achievement and results as; Success: Being able to do what you want to do, Opportunity: Having the chance to succeed,  Achievement: What happens after you do something properly and Results: The consequences of your actions. 

2017 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Tung Shanghera Accounting

Gurmaan Gill

​Hannah Kang is a graduate of Walnut Grove Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. She aspires to become a surgeon for an international surgical care team working in developing countries. When she isn't hitting the books, Hannah spends her time taking photos and cooking.

2017 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Sangha Insulated Doors

Hannah Kang

​Kayla Lai is a graduate from Sands Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. Even though school and volunteering takes up most of her time, Kayla likes to spend her spare time playing the piano and reading novels. If she could travel to anywhere she would love to visit any city in South Africa that is the home to a variety of wildlife for she has a strong affinity for seeing animals thrive in their natural habitat. 

2017 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Dr. Bawa Randhawa and James Randhawa

Kayla Lai

​Emma Lu is a graduate of RC Palmer Secondary School and is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania. Emma aspires to become a physician-scientist and is currently working at a translation research laboratory where they investigate the critical developmental pathways for the cardiopulmonary system. Away from school, Emma enjoys playing volleyball, drawing and reading. 

2017 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charitable Society

Emma Lu

​Kitty Cheung is a graduate of Johnston Heights Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. Beyond University Kitty spends her time indulging in photography, poetry and skateboarding. Kitty aspires to become a teacher, hoping one day to become an English Language Learning teacher in order to help those new to the English language.

2017 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By New Avenue Lending

Kitty Cheung

​Rebecca Suen is a graduate of New Westminster Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. Rebecca aspires to enter med school and become a doctor however has yet to decide on what kind of doctor she would like to be. Outside of school, Rebecca spends her time drawing, designing, hiking, playing piano and volunteering. 

2017 SOAR Adversity Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charitable Society

Rebecca Suen

​Giordana Dougans is a graduate of Sands Secondary School and is currently attending Douglas College. When Giordana isn’t studying she likes to spend her time writing poetry, short stories and volunteering in aquatics. Her advice for younger students? “Believe in your abilities, work hard, don’t give up, and take things one step at a time. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you get something done. What matters is that you complete it to the best of your ability and make an effort to succeed.

2017 SOAR Adversity Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Varing Marketing Group

Giordana Dougans

​Jenna Faykosh is a graduate of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. Jenna aspires to become a physiotherapist along side being happy and healthy throughout life. Jenna believes that fear holds you back from pursuing dreams, overcoming challenges and achieving goals. You cannot let the fear of failure hold you back because you will never have the satisfaction of accomplishment.

2017 SOAR Adversity Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Royale Properties

Jenna Faykosh

​Tyler Legg is a graduate of Rockridge Secondary School and is currently attending Queen's University in Ontario. Tyler hopes to become a conflict mediator with the United Nations Peacekeeping force in Southern Warzones. When he's not studying Tyler enjoys hiking, sculpting and creating videos.

2017 SOAR Adversity Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Basant Motors

Tyler Legg

​Jessica Vidovic is a graduate of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School and is currently attending Champlain College. She is working towards her goal of becoming a sports psychologist. When she isn’t deep into the books, Jessica likes to spend her time playing and coaching basketball. She defines success, opportunity, achievement and results as; SUCCESS:  Reaching the best outcome to something I’ve worked hard for.  Applying my abilities and exceeding expectations without limiting myself. OPPORTUNITY:  Creating chances and thinking outside the box to seize a moment or situation that arises.  Knowing that there are many paths that will take me to where I want to go .ACHIEVEMENT:  Setting a personal or team goal and having a plan, the mindset and drive to crush that goal.  Set another goal and repeat, the sky is the limit. RESULTS:  Seeing a noticeable change or outcome from the hard work put into achieving a goal or task without getting discouraged along the way. 

2017 SOAR Athletics & Sportsmanship Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By New Avenue Lending

Jessica Vidovic

​Jordan Roberts is a graduate of R.A. McMath Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. Jordan aspires to become a police officer and keeps himself busy through playing a variety of sports. Jordan believes that people need to take risks and strive for greatness for if you don't try you will never know what you are capable of. 

2017 SOAR Athletics & Sportsmanship Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Kids Play Youth Foundation

Jordon Roberts

​Roy Zhao is a graduate of Port Moody Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia where he aspires to become a researcher in the field of biochemistry. Besides school, Roy enjoys spending his time playing badminton. He also wishes all future graduates the best of luck and hopes everyone will live their life in a way that they will not regret.

2017 SOAR Athletics & Sportsmanship Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charitable Society

Roy Zhao

​Carmen Kim is a graduate of Gleneagle Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. Carmen aspires to be an advocate for improving the quality of like around the world and an ambassador for women's education in developing countries. Her advice for younger students? "Be present in the moment and take care of yourself. Rather than overwhelming yourself with too much stress, sort yourself out and take on tasks one at a time. Keep in mind that things always work out in the end."

2017 SOAR & Bruce Kehler Golden Heart Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Canex Building Supplies

Carmen Kim

​Elly Choi is a graduate of R.E Mountain Secondary School and is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania. When she's not studying, Elly enjoys writing, photography and singing. Her favourite quote is "I can and I will" because it shows goal-setting, determination, and above all, a tenacious spirit.

2017 SOAR Community Leadership Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Royale Properties

Elly Choi

​Miranda Anderson is a graduate of Burnaby Mountain Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia where she hopes to pursue a career in marine biology or environmental sciences. When she is not studying, you can find her filmmaking, hiking or painting. Miranda also spends her time volunteering and advocating for environmental causes at UBC.

2017 SOAR Community Leadership Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Varing Marketing Group

Miranda Andersen

​Niloufar Abrishami is a graduate of Ecole Handsworth Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. She aspires to be a the change in the future generation in order to make a difference in the world and fight for the rights of those who have been discriminated against and forgotten. She has these words for younger students; “make each day count and make sure you are ready for a new chapter in your book of life. Enter post secondary with an open mind and open your mind to knowledge.”

2017 SOAR Community Leadership Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Akal Academy 

Niloufar Abrishami

​John Deasy is a graduate of A.R. MacNeil Secondary School and is currently attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University where he is studying engineering. John aspires to be a "changer" and hopes to specifically enter the field of Chemical/Biological Engineering. When he's not studying, John spends his time playing soccer, hiking and visiting various cultural spots around Vancouver. 

2017 SOAR Community Leadership Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charitable Society

John Deasy

​Allison Mangaya is a graduate of Riverside Secondary School and is currently attending BCIT studying within the Biomedical Engineering program. Beyond University Allison enjoying playing a number of instruments such as the piano, trombone and guitar. Her advice for younger students? "The point of education isn't to achieve the highest marks but rather to make mistakes. Learn from them and become curious of the unknown."

2017 SOAR Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Rimpy Sahota

Allison Mangaya

​Hannah Grigg is a graduate of Delta Secondary School and is currently attending Western University. She aspires to be someone who cares for the planet and the people that share it with her. In her spare time Hannah loves to travel and explore the outdoors.

2017 SOAR Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Harp Khela Real Estate Group

Karindeep Gill

​Stanford Lin is a Henry James Cambie Secondary School graduate and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. Stanford aspires to be a software developer or have his own technological company. "Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it." Stanford loves this quote for he believes you can learn more through challenging yourself.

2017 SOAR Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Manny Padda

Stanford Lin

​Alex wen is a graduate of Semiahmoo Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. There he aspires to become a theoretical/mathematical physicist. He defines success, opportunity, achievement, results as; success: how happy you are, opportunity: a chance for you and others to be happy, achievement: how much you've made others happy and results: how successfully you have used opportunities to create achievements. 

2017 SOAR Health & Mindfulness Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By UBC Vera’s Burger Shack

Alex Wan

​Anurada Amarasekera is a graduate of Fraser Heights Secondary School. She is currently attending Simon Fraser University and is studying psychology. She hopes to pursue a career in Social Work. Anurada enjoys practicing yoga and writing poetry in her spare time. If Anurada could travel anywhere, she would go to Sri Lanka to see her extended family again.  Her advice for graduating students is to remember where their roots are; including their hometown and high school friends.

2017 SOAR Health & Mindfulness Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Vancity Credit Union

Anurada Amarasekera

​Justin Chen is a graduate of Vancouver Technical Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. Justin hopes to become a global leader who has the ability to empathize and communicate with others around the world. Outside of school Justin enjoys ice skating, meditating and playing the cello.

2017 SOAR Health & Mindfulness Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Royale Properties

Justin Chen

​Mackenzie Seaborn is a graduate of Hugh Boyd Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University where she is pursuing her passion for dance at Simon Fraser's School for Contemporary Arts. Mackenzie enjoys all genres of dance including contemporary, ballet and modern. Beyond university Mackenzie spends her time volunteering with a variety of organizations and officiating soccer games. 

2017 SOAR & Perminder Chohan Foundation Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Perminder Chohan

Mackenzie Seaborn

​Kristine Deda is a graduate of Terry Fox Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University where she aspires to enter the medical or preservation of the environment field. When asked if she had any advice for younger students Kristine had this to say; “Study hard in high school because building good work habits will almost guarantee success in your post secondary career as well as get you accepted. Experience as much as you can, as soon as you can. This will help you narrow down your choices and figure out what exactly you are hoping to get out of your post secondary experience so you can spend the most time you can at post secondary striving for that goal, showing admissions officers that you are there for a reason and not just to get a degree”

2017 SOAR SFU Community Engagement Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Simon Fraser University

Kristine Deda

​Dhupreet Dhaliwal is a graduate of Magee Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. Duhpreet moves forward in her studies with the hopes of one day becoming a lawyer. Beyond University, Dhupreet says she would love to visit London ever since reading the Harry Potter books. Even though she probably wishes she got a letter from Hogwarts, Simon Fraser will have to do.

2017 SOAR Social Justice and Law Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Kids Play Youth Foundation

Dhurpreet Dhaliwal

​Kevin Nan is a graduate of Fraser Heights Secondary school and a student at the UBC Sauder School of Business. When he’s not hitting the books, Kevin enjoys playing baseball and volleyball. In the future Kevin hopes to travel to South America in pursuit of his goal of visiting every continent by the age of 25. A goal from his years of being involved with Model UN, pushing him to explore cultures like his own. Living by the words of his fifth grade teacher “shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

2017 SOAR Social Justice and Law Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Perminder Tung Law Corp.

Kevin Nan

​Elijah Bautista is a graduate of Holy Cross Regional Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. Elijah enjoys playing ultimate hiking and strangely enough...studying for mid-terms. When asked if he had any advice for younger students Elijah said "whenever an opportunity (maybe in the form of a scholarship, job opening, or service) presents itself, seize it. You never know what will come out of it; and who knows, through one opportunity, many more opportunities could open up!"

2017 SOAR Ultimate Frisbee Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Surrey Ultimate League

Elijah Bautista

​Hannah Grigg is a graduate of Delta Secondary School and is currently attending Western University. She aspires to be someone who cares for the planet and the people that share it with her. In her spare time Hannah loves to travel and explore the outdoors.

2017 SOAR Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Decibel Entertainment

Hannah Grig

​Salisa Jatuweerapong is a graduate of Lord Byng Secondary school and is currently attending OCAD University. She aspires to be someone who can inspire others to be a better person, wanting her work whatever it may be to have a positive impact on people and create a movement. In future, Salisa hopes to visit her home, Thailand.

2017 SOAR Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Royale Properties

Salisa Jatuweerapong

​Eric Liang is a graduate of David Thompson Secondary School and is currently attending the University of Waterloo. Eric aspires to one day work in the field of Data Management while keeping his passion for the piano alive. When he’s not studying Eric likes to play badminton, go on hikes or listen to some classical music.

2017 SOAR Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charitable Society

Eric Liang

​Leanne Lim is a graduate of Centennial Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. During her time at Centennial Secondary Leanne was on the honor roll for 4 years and received awards in the subjects of English and Art. Aside from excelling within academics Leanne is a talented artist who had one of her art pieces selected to be showcased at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. A diverse student deserving of the SOAR Academics Scholarship.

2016 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charity 

Leanne Lim

​Sandy Hassoun is a graduate of R.E. Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. Arriving in Canada in 2009 and facing language barriers, Sandy did not let that obstacle slow her down. She has received awards for being the top student in Biology 11 and Chemistry 11. A top student who also spends her time volunteering at hospital and trying to apply what she learns in the classroom to the real world.

2016 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Basant Motors 

Sandy Hassoun

​Zara Jeffery is a graduate of Pinetree Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. Zara was first denied access to education in her homeland due to her gender. However she did not let that stop her, arriving in Canada in grade 9 Zara took on the challenge of learning a new language. Now Zara excels in her studies and aspires on becoming a doctor. Motivated by the fact that so many girls around the world are denied access to education, Zara puts her best foot forward in achieving the goals she has set out.

2016 SOAR Adversity Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charity 

Zara Jeffery 

​Jasmin Powar is a graduate of Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser Secondary School. Jasmin conquered her fear of public speaking through consistent practice for a school assembly in regards Environmentalism. In the future Jasmin aspires to assist poverty stricken inner city youth by helping them realize their full potential and accessing the opportunities available to them. 

2016 SOAR Adversity Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By New Avenue Lending 

Jasmin Powar 

​Sophie Vogel-Nakamura is a graduate of King George Secondary School and is currently attending the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. In her first year as a 72nd Seaforth Highlanders Army Cadet, Sophie joined the Biathlon team. Within that first year she qualified for Nationals and won the Jean-Philippe Award for being the top female biathlete. In 2016 she was selected to coach the provincial biathlon team and took on the role as a leader. However there is more, throughout high school Sophie participated in x-country running, field hockey, ice hockey, track and field and ultimate. An all around athlete truly deserving of the SOAR Athletics and Sportsmanship Scholarship.

2016 SOAR Athletics & Sportsmanship Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charity 

Sophie Vogel-Nakamura 

​Alexandra Norris is a graduate of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. An amazing basketball player who has been awarded Lord Tweedsmuir’s Outstanding Athlete of the Year for 4 years. Alexandra led her team to Nationals three times and now plays on the UBC Thunderbirds team.  Aside from playing on the court, Alexandra volunteers her time coaching and referring games among elementary students.

2016 SOAR Athletics & Sportsmanship Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Kids Play Foundation 

Alexandra Norris 

​Lejila Kajevic is a graduate of RA McMath Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. With her brother playing soccer, Lejila thought of all the kids who could not afford to play soccer and started the Spring Soccer For All Project. A project aimed for underprivileged children to develop their soccer skills and build the confidence. Through school fundraising, Lejila was able to raise an amazing $14,000 for the project. This was just the beginning for Lejila is involved in various projects and organizations.

2016 SOAR Community Leadership Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charity 

Lejila Kajevic

​Akhilesh Reddy is a graduate of North Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. Seeing people in poverty Akhilesh was inspired to create Light a Lamp Rural Development Society. A society that is committed to improving education environments in impoverished areas. Working in collaboration with local business the society was able to raise $3000 in order to provide desks and chairs for schools. However this was just the beginning for the society has grown bigger and holds bigger events throughout the year in order to raise more money that goes right back to helping impoverished schools.

2016 SOAR Community Leadership Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Sangha Doors

Akhilesh Reddy

​Velaphi Angela Mkwananzi is a graduate of Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. Velaphi arrived in Canada at the age of 12 and was faced with learning a new language. Due to her own personal experiences, Velaphi was inspired to create a non-profit organization called Angels for Relief Initiative. This foundation’s goal is to make education much more accessible for the orphans in Africa. She has also started another program called Poetry 4 Shoes, which helps kids in Africa receive shoes. Funded by royalties from her own published work. Velaphi is a true deserving recipient of the SOAR-SFU Community Engagement Scholarship.

2016 SOAR SFU Community Engagement Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Simon Fraser University

Velaphi Angela Mkwananzi

​Ginah Choi is a gradate of R.E. Mountain Secondary School and is currently attending the University of British Columbia. Ginah is a dancer who has trained for years in multiple styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap. She took her dancing abilities to the community by volunteering for the Vancouver Giants Dance Team and was a part of the 2016 BC Summer Games Dance Crew. Ginah aspires to complete a Bachelors Degree in International Relations with a minor in Commerce.

2016 SOAR Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Mannkind Charity

Ginah Choi 

​Abdul Khattab is a graduate of Frank Hurt Secondary School and is currently attending Simon Fraser University. Abdul joined the school’s theatre company in grade 10 and fell in love with the performing arts. Upon completion of the first year with the company only five experienced member remained, however Abdul took the leadership role and began to mentor the new and younger members. His love for acting does not remain only within school for Abdul has also performed within the Surrey Shines event. Aside from acting, Abdul has also been an active member of student council, a communications representative and on the grad committee.

2016 SOAR Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Decibel Entertainment 

Abdul Khattab 

​Ruvini Amarasekera is a graduate of Fraser Heights Secondary. She attends Simon Fraser University to study Biomedical Kinesiology and Physiology, which she hopes will lead to a career in medicine. Ruvini has always been intrigued by nature, and how everything manages to work in perfect harmony. She is an avid volunteer for Fraser Health, where she has experience in both a residential and clinical setting. Ruvini was on the school executive team of the Environment Club, Mock Trials, Buddies Club, and LEO Club amongst others. Further, she is passionate about youth engagement, and has started initiatives to help other youth get involved in their communities. To elaborate, Ruvini is part of the Surrey Leadership Youth Council, where they provide grants, workshops, and other resources to local youth. She also played a leading role on the Surrey Leadership Action Conference Planning Team, where they organized the scope of a three-day leadership conference. She has also established a math tutoring club within her school, which provides free tutoring services to students. Ruvini aspires to further her education and work as a physician to directly impact the lives of those around her.

2015 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Alma Consulting Group

Ruvini Amarasekera 

​Natalie graduated from Semiahmoo Secondary School and currently attends Simon Fraser University to become a Special Education Teacher. Her community involvement is extensive from teaching Sunday School for over six years at her local church to spending her whole summer for the past three years volunteering as a camp counselor at Stillwood Camp. Her true passion for assisting people with disabilities was sparked when she became a peer tutor for her high school’s Special Education department. Alongside this, she co-founded a school club called Acts for the Elderly in which a group of students met weekly at the local seniors centre and even got to be a part of a multigenerational flash mob. Natalie is a dedicated leader and an avid volunteer who focuses on promoting diversity in the community.

2015 SOAR Adversity Scholarship $1000 - Award Sponsored By Vancity Buzz 

Natalie Morrison 

​Kerman is a graduate of Panorama Ridge Secondary. At his high school he was an honor roll student playing on the school soccer team for five years. He is a recipient of the Senior Boys Fraser Valley Soccer Championships, AAA Senior Boys Provincial Championships, and grade 12 soccer MVP. The Province Newspaper selected Kerman as Soccer Head of Class for 2015. He currently attends the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, pursing a Bachelor of Commerce. He also plays on the UBC Thunder’s soccer team at the national university level.

2015 SOAR Athletics & Sportsmanship Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Desjardins Financial 

Kerman Pannu

​Kevin is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary, and is pursuing a Combined Major in Business and Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. He has been a leader in the Model United Nations community, the student politics world, and is an eSports enthusiast. In addition, he is also one of the co-founders of the Indian Umbrella Charity Organization. Kevin hopes to continue following his passions, and productively contributing to the communities that he is so honoured to be a part of. 

2015 SOAR Community Leadership Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Unified 4 Change 

Kevin Dhir

​Savannah graduated from Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary in Surrey, British Columbia. Savannah has been heavily involved with the arts throughout her whole life. She began dancing at the age of 4 and quickly ventured into other types of performing arts. When Savannah entered high school, she joined the school’s dance teams. Eventually, Savannah took over as coach for the Lyrical Team in grade 11 and 12. In her graduating year, Savannah became the first ever Lyrical Coach at her school to lead the Lyrical Team to first place. Savannah attends John Casablanca’s Institute to pursue her dreams of becoming a make-up artist for movie sets. Although Savannah plans to make a career out of make-up artistry, she still plans to teach dance on the side. 

2015 SOAR Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By Decibel Entertainment 

Savannah Way

​Esther is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree at the University of British Columbia. In her senior year of high school, Esther co-organized Igniting a Spark, an environmental symposium for the Delta School District, encouraging student leadership in sustainability. Esther actively advocates for the environment, and she hopes to use her academic abilities to further her cause.

2014 SOAR Academics Scholarship $1000 – Award Sponsored By High Score Learning  

Esther Inlayo

​Praneesh attends the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Science and is a designated Chancellor's Scholar. Upon completing his Bachelors of Science in Anatomical & Physiological Sciences, he pursues to attend UBC’s medical school and one day become a physician specializing in cardiology. Aside from his numerous in and out of school leadership and volunteer endeavours, Praneesh, and his colleagues, hope to soon launch a charitable organization known as Food For Tomorrow, an organization which will work towards helping feed the unfortunate in our local community. 

2014 SOAR Adversity Scholarship $1000

Praneesh Datt

​Jasleen's ultimate goal in life is to be able to get a degree in Mathematics. She attends Simon Fraser University to complete the four-year Bachelor of Science program. After graduating from post-secondary, she dreams to open her own institution to help all the students that are struggling in math. 

2014 SOAR Athletics & Sportsmanship Scholarship $1000

Jasleen Kandola

​Chanpreet graduated from Matthew McNair Secondary School and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia. Chanpreet has been a member of the incentive program at her high school for the past five years, constituting a total of 15 outdoor field trips, and a rigorous academic schedule. She is an avid participant in various school clubs and organizations and has also played a leading role in the making of two school play productions. Chanpreet is a dynamic individual who enjoys helping others and participating in community events. 

2014 SOAR Community Leadership Scholarship $1000

Chanpreet Mangat

​Madelyn graduated from Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has participated in the theatre program there for five years as an usher, stage manager, production manager and actor. As well, she is an avid singer/songwriter and has attended the Sarah McLachlan School of music for two years. Madelyn is pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Sciences at Quest University Canada. She hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy, while continuing to sing and act along the way.

2014 SOAR Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship $1000

Madelyn Read

​Angad is currently pursing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Angad is an active volunteer with the City of Surrey. He has worked on projects providing water aid to countries such as India and Kenya for the unfortunate citizens. Angad works on an annual event every year with Empowered Club to bring awareness against bullying. He is a role model and leader for many young students, where Angad takes his time out to mentor elementary students about achieving success in life.

2013 SOAR Leader Scholarship $500

Angad Singh Manku

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