NORTH VANCOUVER – North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Bowinn Ma announced the Bowinn Ma MLA Social Justice Scholarship: three $500 community scholarships, awarded 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
- Has overcome barriers or disadvantages in their life
The first recipient to receive the Bowinn Ma MLA Social Justice Scholarship is Meghan Ingborg of Carson Graham Secondary. Ingborg has been the leader of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club at Carson for the past 3 years and was a member of the SOGI District Youth Council in Grade 11. She has also been a leader of the Carson Graham Mental Wellness Club, a leader of the Carson Graham chapter of Jack.org, and was on the planning team for Jack.org’s “Talk at the Top” for the past two years. In addition to a number of other volunteer activities, Ingborg is a member of the Carson Graham concert choir and chamber choir. She is an advocate for students and passionate about social justice.
“I’m honoured to have received the Bowinn Ma MLA Social Justice Scholarship,” said Meghan. “Social justice is something extremely important to me and I’m eager to put this money toward my goal of becoming a high school teacher where I can hopefully make a difference in the lives of youth and help them fight for what they believe in and be comfortable with who they are.”