Abbotsford Fish and Game Club is proud to offer our 2019 Post Secondary Scholarship Funds to the following recipients to encourage academic excellence and the pursuit of higher education among the membership.
2 scholarships were awarded this year for $4,000 for first year applicants, and 2 students from last year are continuing their education for a top up of up to $2,000.
Elisabeth Klassen – University of Victoria
My name is Elisabeth Klassen, and I am sixteen years old. I have been a member of the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club for six years.
When I was younger, my father used to take me and my family out shooting at the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club. I truly enjoyed these experiences, as they allowed me to bond with my family and spend time with my father. This is very valuable to me, because my father and I were and are often busy, so we didn’t often get a chance to connect as much as I would have liked. The Abbotsford Fish and Game Club allowed me a chance to do this.
I will be attending the University of Victoria in the fall, to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering. I would like to thank the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club for helping me achieve my goals and work towards the future I want.
Kirsten ven der Buhs – University of Melbourne
Sadie Baird – UBC
Hi, my name is Sadie Baird, I have been a member of the AFGC for 18 years now and participated in several 3D archery shoots when I was younger which started out my love for shooting and competition.
The AFGC post secondary bursary has helped tremendously in funding all university expenses from classes and books, to living!
At a promised renewal of a 75% GPA or higher, the AFGC scholarship helped me strive for success all year in many new and familiar fields such as Economics and French. Although sometimes struggling with unfamiliar subjects and concepts the end goal of a subsidized university cost, kept me pushing through!
I had so much fun as a first year student and am excited to see what the future holds! Thanks so much AFGC.
Tayler Bailey – UVic
My name is Tayler Bailey. I am 18 years old. I have been a member of the AFGC for about seventeen years and counting.
During the previous year at UVic, I was faced with many struggles. Adjusting from high school to university is not an easy thing to do, especially after breaking my collarbone and sustaining more rugby injuries after that. I had a really hard time adjusting to school with only one arm for a few months, but I would like to thank the people at Abbotsford Fish and Game Club and any member who supports this scholarship because without all of the mental and financial support, the transition into university for myself and my family would have been a lot harder. With all of this support, I was able to really push myself and succeed as best as I could in my first year despite all the challenges that were thrown at me.
I am working towards getting my bachelor degree in social wok and continuing with my rugby journey at UVic. Thank you again to everyone who has helped and supported me. I am super excited for this upcoming year at UVic!
Congratulations! We wish you all success in your studies and years to come!
If you are interested in applying to the AFGC Post Secondary Scholarship Fund, click on the button below to get more information.