Local grad wins education award

$2,000 Envision Financial scholarship presented to Emily Bailey

Emily Bailey

Local student and avid community leader Emily Bailey has won a $2,000 Envision Financial education award.

Fourteen such scholarships are awarded annually to secondary and post-secondary students throughout the province who are Envision member-owners that have demonstrated outstanding scholastic ability and exceptional community volunteer service.

Currently attending Lester B. Pearson College, Bailey has been actively involved in leading both the Women’s Empowerment Group as well as the Respect and Sensitivity committee for her college’s “Re-Designing Pearson” initiative.

Bailey has shown a deep commitment to equality and community advocacy, developing proposals for new school regulations and college events. She has also been instrumental in developing active listening workshops, a vigil in honor of the Montreal Massacre, cultural sensitivity meetings and a Gender Special Topics Day for her college.

In the coming year, Bailey will be working towards a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Quest University in Squamish.

“Envision is proud to assist such deserving students with their educational pursuits,” said Envision Financial president Shelley Besse. “Envision is committed to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities. Whether through academic excellence or community leadership each scholarship recipient has echoed these values and we are proud to recognize their achievements.”

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