Wilson School of Design student wins Premier's Scholarship

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Richmond, B.C. – When she learned she had won a $6,000 scholarship, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) student Yuliya Yaremenko felt relief.

“I felt tremendous financial relief,” she said. “And afterwards, excitement, and then inspiration. This will open up more doors for me in terms of what I can achieve with this international experience.”

Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Yaremenko chose to attend KPU because of its reputable design program, which provides a well-rounded and studio-based fashion education, with courses that emphasize the technical and business components of the industry. Now a third-year fashion design and technology student at the Wilson School of Design in Richmond, Yaremenko will use her prestigious Premier’s International Scholarship to once again jet-set on an international educational experience.

“I don’t know what to expect, but I’m so excited.”

Yaremenko will head to Australia this February for a semester at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She says she chose the institution for its innovative programs, and is eager to expand her KPU education by discovering the similarities and differences in the design courses ‘down under.’

The Premier’s International Scholarships, hosted through the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, are awarded annually to B.C. students who intend to study abroad. This year saw a record number of applications, and 16 students received scholarships to study in 15 different countries. More information is available here.

For more on international exchange opportunities and scholarship funding at KPU, visit kpu.ca/international or contact International Student Exchange Coordinator Denise Sturlini at denise.sturlini@kpu.ca.

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 www.kpu.ca.



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