By: Kevin Chan
It is important to invest in the future of our youth! This is why we award the Developmental Disabilities Association Scholarship to students with disabilities in every Richmond and Vancouver secondary school. Successful recipients are those who most embody our mission of overcoming obstacles in pursuit of maximizing their potential. This year, we awarded a total of 32 scholarships.
We were delighted to receive a number of ‘thank you’ notes from these students for scholarships that told us what they are looking forward to in the future.
“I look forward to a future where the language around disabilities is more focused on abilities rather than disabilities, as I feel I have significant abilities in my chosen vocation (Carpentry). I appreciate this recognition and am committed to doing well with the help of this award” – Tai
“Receiving this scholarship will motivate me to study hard and go after my dreams. I want everyone to know that a disability is not an obstacle to what you want to do in life.” – Katelin
“To have someone that believes I will excel and support my journey is unbelievable.” – Amanda
“Thank you for giving me this scholarship. I will be putting this towards my future. It will help me after high school. – Kaysha
“Words can’t explain how extremely grateful I am and shocked to be getting a scholarship … This year has been one of my best years yet, it helped me discover what I want to do in life and with this scholarship I can achieve that goal … I have never won an award in my life and when I got this scholarship it changed my thought process in life.” – David