One of a select group offered a full-ride academic scholarship from the University of British Columbia, Stephanie Kirk credits the start she received at Selkirk College as the fuel she needed to reach an important post-secondary goal.
After receiving the academic start she hoped for at Selkirk College, Stephanie Kirk will make the jump to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver armed with an $80,000 scholarship to ease the financial pressure.
With two years of success in Selkirk College’s School of University Arts & Sciences preparing her for the challenges that await, Kirk received the prestigious UBC Centennial Leaders Award entrance scholarship that will make it possible for her to complete the final two years of her degree in Vancouver.
“When I called my mom to tell her that I won the award, she didn’t believe me at first,” says the 22-year-old who studied on the Castlegar Campus for the past two years. “This is exactly what she wanted for me. I’m in a good place all the way around, I have the financial support and am now going to a great school where I wanted to go. Selkirk College launched me into getting what I wanted to achieve. It’s exciting for both my mom and me… it is really life changing.”
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