beedie luminaries scholarship winners

Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Winners


The Beedie Luminaries Scholarship, valued at $40,000, provides financial assistance to promising B.C. students who are constrained by circumstances. Beedie Luminaries is a social-profit enterprise that is designed to remove barriers to education and offer support to promising students who are ready to rise above their circumstances and achieve their goals. Ultimately, the social-profit leaders in Beedie Luminaries believe that levelling the playing field in education can change the world! Here’s everything you need to know about the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship winners.

Quick Overview:

  • $40,000 per student for a 4-year undergraduate degree.
  • $15,000 per student for a 2-year college or trade school diploma.
  • 128 scholarships awarded in 2020.

Scholarship Value Breakdown:

  • $10,000 CAD per year for a bachelor’s degree program or a college university transfer program, for up to four years of funding.
  • $7,500 CAD per year for a college certificate/diploma or a trades program, for up to two years of funding.

What Makes a Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Winner?

  • Readiness: Students demonstrate a drive, preparedness, and healthy learning habits that will navigate them through school to a successful career.
  • Grit: Having the resilience and persistence to follow through on their dreams, no matter what obstacles are thrown their way. 
  • Creativity: Outside-of-the-box thinking, contributing unique ideas, and solving problems.
  • Empathy: Have a comprehensive understanding of other people’s emotions and, therefore, can contribute to a healthier society.



brooke ashdown beedie luminaries scholarship winners

Brooke is from Fort. St. John, attending Vancouver Island University. Bachelor in Psychology.

What has the Beedie Luminaries scholarship and mentorship program meant for you? 

This scholarship means opportunity and support. It has given me so many opportunities and will continue to throughout my years in university. It gives me a sense of community in all the chaos of this year. 

Was there anything that the Beedie Luminaries offered you that you didn’t expect? 

I didn’t expect the mentors to be so involved. I also didn’t expect everyone in my cohort and in the 2019 cohort to be so open and helpful. So I underestimated the amount of support and understanding from the Beedie team and the other scholarship winners. 

Why should students apply to Beedie Luminaries?

It is so important to have a community of support when entering university. This scholarship does a lot more than help you financially. Forming connections and friendships and gaining a larger professional circle with more opportunities are just some things that this scholarship can do for you.

AVERY CHAN (Lower Mainland)

avery chan beedie luminaries scholarship winners

Avery is from Burnaby, attending UBC. Bachelor in Science.

What has the Beedie Luminaries scholarship and mentorship program meant for you? 

It is so cliché to say, but it is difficult to put into words the staggering, life-changing effect that Beedie Luminaries has had on me and the other two hundred Luminaries so far. From the obvious financial support to the not-so-obvious mentorship and social support, the support Beedie Luminaries gives has truly allowed us to dream big and to succeed in the increasingly turbulent world around us.

Was there anything that the Beedie Luminaries offered you that you didn’t expect? 

The thing that surprised me the most about Beedie Luminaries is how much I would go to other Luminaries and the Stay-On-Track coaches for support during this virtual semester. They are so warm and insightful; it is hard to imagine how I could have survived without knowing they have my back.

Why should students apply to Beedie Luminaries?

As such, I would encourage everyone to apply for the Beedie Luminaries program because you never know how one application can throw your big dreams into motion.

So do you think you have what it takes to be the next Beedie Luminaries Scholarship winner? Then check out the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Overview for a full description of what could be waiting ahead!