Local student wins Envision scholarship

Kelowna student Jennifer Andrews will use $2,000 Envision Financial award to continue her education.

Kelowna student Jennifer Andrews is now $2,000 closer to reaching her educational goals after winning the 2012 Envision Financial Education Award.

Sixteen of these $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually to secondary and post-secondary students throughout the province who are Envision members and have demonstrated outstanding scholastic ability combined with exceptional community volunteer service.

Andrews is an active community advocate, having spent three years volunteering at the Kelowna Community Food Bank and been a member of the student-run non-profit organization Students in Free Enterprise  (SIFE).

Through her volunteer work, Andrews has also positively impacted her peers through SIFE’s Roadmap to Financial Success project, which teaches students how to reach their future financial goals.

She has also volunteered with the Senior Outreach and Visitor Centre, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Kelowna Hospital Auxiliary.

Andrews is excited to start the year with a semester abroad at the EDHEC Business School in Lille, France, and then continue with her third year of the business administration program at Okanagan College.

“We are pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication that Jennifer has shown to both her education and her community,” said Shelley Besse, president of Envision Financial.

“Jennifer is a shining example of an up-and-coming community leader and we wish her well on her education journey.”