In 2018, MLA Bowinn Ma announced the Bowinn Ma, MLA Social Justice Scholarship: three $500 community scholarships, awarded annually to one graduating high school student each from Carson Graham Secondary, Sutherland Secondary, and the Squamish Nation.
“I have been helped by so many in my community and this is an opportunity to give back,” said MLA Ma. “Young people are our future and my hope is that this investment will encourage them to continue building a better world.”
These three community scholarships are personally funded by MLA Ma and will be awarded to a graduating high school student from Sutherland Secondary, Carson Graham Secondary, or the Squamish Nation who:
- Is enrolled in a post-secondary institution;
- Has demonstrated a commitment to social justice; and
- Has overcome barriers or disadvantages in their life.
In 2021, MLA Ma will be sponsoring two additional $500 Bowinn Ma, MLA COVID-19 Pandemic Leadership Awards. These scholarships will be awarded to graduating students who are enrolled in post-secondary education (university, college, or trades) and have gone above and beyond in demonstrating leadership amongst their peers or in the community furing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recipients are recommended by the scholarship committees of Carson Graham Secondary School, Sutherland Secondary School, and the Squamish Nation, who also administer the awards.
2020 Bowinn Ma, MLA Social Justice Scholarship Recipients
2019 Bowinn Ma, MLA Social Justice Scholarship Recipients
- Brandon Brueckert, Carson Graham Secondary School (Squamish Nation)
- Maria Schoinoplakakis, Sutherland Secondary School
- Angelina Sommer, Carson Graham Secondary School
2018 Bowinn Ma, MLA Social Justice Scholarship Recipients