The foundation, launched by property developer Ryan Beedie, is donating as much as $1.2 million in SPARK awards as it expands its network of community partners
For some single parents in B.C. looking to further their education, attending university or college is about to get easier.
That’s because local scholarship foundation Beedie Luminaries is doubling its number of SPARK awards. Beedie Luminaries founder Ryan Beedie, president of the eponymous Vancouver real estate developer, made the announcement on National Single Parent Day.
For 2022, SPARK (Single Parent Award for Resilience and Knowledge) will give 30 scholarships worth up to $40,000 apiece to single parents facing financial adversity. Recipients can put those funds toward full- or part-time studies at B.C. post-secondary institutions.
“Last year, we received an incredible amount of compelling applications from single parents facing barriers to higher education, which inspired us to double the number of scholarships that we will be awarding this year,” Beedie said in a release. “We are also expanding the SPARK program across B.C. via our growing network of community partners, which will allow more parents across the province to upgrade their skills and open more doors for themselves and their families.”Back To Top