Kwantlen design student receives $4,500 scholarship from national foundation

Mon, Aug 24, 2009

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August 25, 2009

Kwantlen design student receives $4,500 scholarship from national foundation

(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Kwantlen Polytechnic University graphic design for marketing (GDMA) student Erica Craig received the Millennium Excellence Award, a scholarship valued at $4,500, from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. Craig was presented the award for her inspiring leadership, academic excellence and outstanding contribution in the community.

“I feel incredibly blessed to be recognized by my country for my academic success, contribution to the community, leadership and commitment to innovation,” remarked Craig. “This award will definitely help me pay for my education but more importantly, the motivation and networking opportunities it provides will pave the way to a successful career in the future.”

Craig, a third-year GDMA student and White Rock resident, attributes her success to her Kwantlen faculty. “During my two years at Kwantlen, I have formed close relationships with my instructors, who have been very encouraging and supportive. I know at anytime I can go to them for guidance and advice.”

In the future, Craig would like to work as a designer in web, publication, clothing and product packaging. She hopes to someday start her own business and bring a positive influence on society and evoke change for the better.

Kwantlen’s GDMA program provides students with a balanced education that encompasses skills, knowledge and capabilities relating to graphic design, marketing, business, technology and liberal education. It offers a dynamic and relevant curriculum that is at the forefront of the expanding boundaries of graphic design. For more information, visit

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation is a private, independent organization created by an act of Parliament in 1998. It encourages Canadian students to strive for excellence and pursue their post-secondary studies.

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