December 4, 2018
BC-based Real estate developer Beedie will hand out grants to a cohort of 50 students in the province’s Lower Mainland in May 2019 as part of its recently-launched $50 million social-profit enterprise.
Beedie Luminaries aims to help students facing financial adversity achieve “long-term success” by supporting their post-secondary education–whether its through a university, college or trade school.
The company stated it plans to expand the foundation in the future to support 100 students throughout the province.
“There are many bright, driven young people who simply cannot afford post-secondary education,” said Ryan Beedie, the company’s president. “Beedie Luminaries will break down that barrier and give them a leg up so they reach their full potential.”
According to the company, students will be selected based on a number of criteria, including “their resilience, determination, empathy and purpose.” The students will also be judged on academic readiness according to BC’s curriculum set of core competencies.