KPU awards $24,500 in entrance scholarships to Surrey students

Thu, May 7, 2009



For immediate release

May 8, 2009

KPU awards $24,500 in entrance scholarships to Surrey students

(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) In recognition of outstanding academic standing and leadership, KPU awarded the following three Surrey high school students with entrance scholarships: Balpreet Khatra from Fleetwood Park Secondary received the President’s Award valued at $14,000; Jeff Tanaka from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary received the Honour Award valued at $7,000; and Carissa Milaney from North Surrey Secondary received the Merit Award valued at $3,500.

“I am greatly humbled to be receiving such a prestigious scholarship. The President’s Award provides me with motivation to continue on a successful path. It is a tremendously valuable and rewarding accolade and will supply me with assistance in financing my education,” said Balpreet Khatra, who is planning on pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at KPU.

Nominated by representatives from their high school, the KPU Leaders of Tomorrow awards are given to top academic high school students who will be pursuing full-time studies at KPU. President’s Awards, Honour Awards and Merit Awards are each awarded to four South Fraser region school districts including Richmond, Surrey, Delta and Langley. In total 12 awards were presented totalling $98,000.

KPU offers over $100,000 in scholarships and awards annually to students who are enrolling at KPU for the first time. Academic excellence, program of study, community/school involvement and volunteer activities are some of the factors in the selection process. Eligible students may be nominated by their school district representatives, in order to be considered for one of KPU’s Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Awards. For more info, visit:


For more information about KPU entrance awards and scholarships, contact:
Teresa McLeod
Scholarships & Awards Coordinator, Student Awards and Financial Assistance
Tel: 604.599.2278


For more information about KPU, contact:
Peter Chevrier
Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 604.599.2286