Christie & David Garofalo AwardThanks to a generous donation from Christie and David Garofalo, each year a recipient within the Beedie Luminaries SPARK Program is presented with the Christie & David Garofalo Award. This is not an additional award, but rather a designation to acknowledge and recognize the challenges and dreams of single parents who want to further their education and provide more opportunities for their families.
ARE YOU READY?
Everyone has the ability to shine bright and fulfill their potential. Develop what lies within. We are here to provide the support you need.
The Beedie Luminaries SPARK Program recognizes the challenges and dreams of single parents who want to further their education and provide more opportunities for their families but are facing financial adversity. The recipients join a strong, diverse, well-connected support network of Beedie Luminaries students and future program alumni, as well as community leaders and mentors.
- $44,000 per full-time student / $11,000 per year up to 4-years of funding
- $33,000 per part-time student / $5,500 per year up to 6-years of funding
- 'Stay on Track' Student Coach
- Access to Mentors
- Peer Support Groups
- Digital Community
- Workshops & Events
- Career Guidance
Applications for Cohort 2023 are now closed.
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident since 2020, residing in British Columbia.
A single parent, 19 years of age or older, with a high-school diploma (or equivalent).
Plan to be a full-time or part-time student and use funding for post secondary education.
Apply to, or be currently enrolled at, one of the eligible post-secondary institutions.
Demonstrate your and/or your family's financial adversity, and how it has affected you.
Be a single parent, and receive endorsement from your employer, school, or a community organization.
How it Works
Please see Program Guidelines for the complete eligibility criteria and program details.See program guidelines