The Langara Students’ Union (LSU) recently presented a cheque to the Langara College Foundation for $102,000 in support of Langara students.
The LSU has been contributing to student awards for over 18 years. Each year the LSU has provided over $23K to support student scholarships and bursaries.
“We are thrilled with the expanded support that the Langara Students’ Union is providing to the Foundation to support student success,” said Moira Gookstetter, Executive Director, Langara College Foundation.
This year and annually moving forward, the LSU has increased their support to the Langara College Foundation to not only enhance funding to their existing awards, but to expand their support to help students. With the LSU’s new funding contributions they will be providing new bursaries for students in financial need, including a new emergency bursary for international students, and a bursary in memory of Genievere Sullivan, a student who passed away last year.
The LSU has also become a sustaining partner of Langara’s Community Cupboard, the on-campus food bank which was established last year to address the issue of food insecurity.
“Unfortunately, for many students, it’s a choice between buying groceries or paying rent,” said Gurbax Leelh, Executive Director, Langara Students’ Union Association. “The Community Cupboard initiative is that helping hand that aids in meeting the basic necessity of food. Our contribution provides students with a safe place to go obtain food items.”
The new LSU awards include scholarships to support students who achieve high academics in their programs, including nursing, journalism, business, supply chain and logistics, and registered massage therapy.
Thank you Langara Students’ Union!