More single parents facing financial adversity will get a chance to pursue higher education, thanks to Burnaby-born developer and philanthropist Ryan Beedie.
Last year, Beedie’s scholarship foundation, Beedie Luminaries, announced it was launching a new program to help single parents facing financial obstacles go back to school.
In its first year, the SPARK Program handed out 15 scholarships worth up to $40,000 each.
This year the foundation is doubling that.
Avital Kline, a Vancouver mom studying midwifery at UBC, said going back to school as a single parent can feel “insurmountable” but Beedie Luminaries has helped.
“Before receiving this scholarship, I felt like my efforts to advance my education were invisible, but the recognition and support that I have received through the SPARK Program as well as the opportunity to meet other people who are in a similar situation to me has been encouraging and moving,” she said in the release.Back To Top