About this Award

This annual award is given to a graduating immigrant or refugee student who shows tenacity in their life and is pursuing post-secondary education. 

This award of $1,000 per school is given to a graduating student who shows tenacity in their life and is pursuing post-secondary education. This award is only for participating schools in communities served by MOSAIC. 

Applications opening 2023

Requirements

Awards are based on the recommendations of the following schools:

  • Britannia Secondary School (Vancouver) 
  • Burnaby South Secondary School

  • Kwantlen Secondary School (Surrey)
  • New Westminster Secondary School

  • Windermere Secondary School (Vancouver)

Previous Recipients

  • 2016 Abdulrahman Al Odat, Samir Ali, Mahmoud Altaani, Monica Galvez, Calvin Mwin-cra, Campbell Rempel-White
  • 2015 Helen Dinh and Mary Arakelyan (Britannia Secondary); Melannie Osorio (Burnaby South Secondary); Karen Bautista and Sodaba Orya (New Westminster Secondary); Hamida Haji-Bolow (Windermere Secondary)
  • 2014 Dasha Tyukova and Murtaza Jaffery (Britannia Secondary)
  • 2013 Sariah Conor and Rachel Bwishe (Britannia Secondary)
  • 2012 Carmen Loh and Patricia Poon (Britannia Secondary)
  • 2011 Shurooq Khan and Mariana Ruiz Esparza Medina (Britannia Secondary)
  • 2010 Jessie Sun and Neell Young (Britannia Secondary)
  • 2009 Divia Mattoo and Berny Siu (Britannia Secondary)