Three KPU scholarships and counting from SABA BC

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – The South Asian Business Association of BC (SABA) recently announced the proceeds from their 2014 charity golf tournament in the form of a $10,000 cheque to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

The funds complete the third scholarship endowment fund established by SABA, each of which fund a $1,000 student award in perpetuity.

The two previous endowments, created by $20,000 donations, fund an annual entrepreneurial scholarship for a KPU business student, and a scholarship for a student in the university’s international training program for nurses.

SABA has committed to raising $100,000 in endowed funds to support student success at KPU.

“Through our partnership with KPU, SABA is proud to support students in the community to pursue post-secondary education. These endowment funds will forever be available to students who are making a difference in the world,” said M S Dhaliwal, president of SABA – an organization that provides a premier platform for B.C. businesses to discuss issues, opportunities and policies.

“SABA is a strong organization with community-minded members who recognize the value of education, and their support has a tremendous impact on the success of our current students. That support will continue into the future through their endowed scholarships,” added Gordon Lee, KPU’s vice-president of finance and administration.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at


Caption: The South Asian Business Association of BC recently presented Kwantlen Polytechnic University with $10,000. The funds complete the organization’s third endowed student scholarship at the university.

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