Students on the way to success with passports

Agassiz high school students benefit from federal government's Passport to Education program.

The British Columbia Ministry of Education Passport to Education Program recognizes and rewards student achievement in Grades 10 to 12 in a broad range of academic and non-academic areas. The intent of the program is to motivate all students to study consistently during the years leading to graduation, and to encourage secondary school students to pursue further education through post-secondary institutions and job-training programs. Passport awards are used to further students’ post-secondary education and job training.

To redeem this award students must register, attend and pay tuition in a program at an accredited and designated approved for Canada Student Loans by the Ministry of Advanced Education post-secondary institution.

Passport to Education awards may also be used to pay for tuition fees for Apprenticeship Programs, Entry Level Trades Training Programs and Foundation Industry Training Programs offered by designated post-secondary institutions

To redeem their Passport to Education Award students hand in their Passport booklet to the Post-Secondary Institution when they pay their fees. The Post-Secondary Institution then deducts the total Passport award amount from tuition fees and invoices the Ministry for amount of stamps.

The Grade 10 Passport winners from Agassiz elementary secondary school this year are Leanne Bodnar, Mikah Bresland, Shelby Dodd, Brooke Duncan, Simon Fast, Kieran Forge, Eric Klody, EJ Link, Grant Morley, Kimberly Peterson and Brie Robatham,

In Grade 11, they are Brooke Bobb-Reid,  Greg Dumas, Taishyo Hampton, Laura Reyerse, Galen Schram, Sam Shah, Summer Smith, Courtney Striker, Devan Vanderwyk, Trevor Van Laerhoven and Karsen Yolland.

In Grade 12, the winners are Karlien de Brouwer, Francois Gaudet, Caleb Hardy, Nam Kyung Hwang, Roxy Joseph, Jamie Lakerveld, Melissa Major, Nikica Nikolic, Clayton Pelletier, Caci Schlechter and Ian Schram.

Grade 10 and 11 students receive $250 and Grade 12 students receive $500.

 

 

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