Lilian To Scholar
That’s me! Thanks to the Lilian To Foundation, Ashton College and the Canadian Immigrant magazine. And of course to the friends who told me about it (thanks, Agnes and Angio! they were scholars too)
The Lilian To Scholarship was established in 2005 in honour of the late Lilian To, a longtime advocate for immigrants in British Columbia. Every year, eligible newcomers are offered the Lilian To Scholarship to cover the winners’ tuition at Ashton College.
Wonderful and exciting!
This is the first time I ever won a scholarship – maybe because I never joined one before. Okay, I was iskolar ng bayan at the University of the Philippines (UP scholar, for lack of a better translation) and come to think of it – being put through college and law school by the Filipino people – that is really something too (thank you!!!).
For this scholarship, I have yet to decide between having a degree in immigration consultancy or finance or trade.
But whatever it is I choose – I am excited to study again.
Thank you again Lilian To Foundation, Ashton College and the Canadian Immigrant Magazine for this great opportunity.
Congratulations to my co-awardees Amelia Agbayani, Liza Dela Rosa (both from the Philippines!) and Luis Mendoza Cenares (from Mexico)!