BIGA Scholarship

Two young golfers given BIGA scholarships

Kim Stephens, Lucas Puri, Jack Welsh and Bruce Russell

Submitted by R.B. (Bruce) Russell, BIGC Vice President, Special Projects

On behalf of the club, I was delighted to be joined by Kim Stephens, Bowen Island Community Foundation director, for the presentation of the Bowen Island Golf Club’s two $750 Junior Scholarships on September 5.

The scholarship awards, to Jack Welsh and Lucas Puri, are in keeping with the club’s belief that “golf + education = a good combination.”

Jack was awarded the BIGC – Penny Moul scholarship while Lucas received the BIGC – Herb Paterson scholarship. Both Jack and Lucas have been active junior members of the club, worked summers at the course, had excellent scholastic marks and are good members in the community. They are two fine young men.

Jack is entering his second year at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the Okanagan UBC campus, in pursuit of a major in history. In accepting the award he thanked the club for its generous support, his years as a junior and his summer employment.

Lucas is entering his first year at Simon Fraser University at the Beedie School of Business in pursuit of a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He too thanked the club for the financial support, his enjoyable years as a junior member and his summer employment at the course.

The Bowen Island Community Foundation has administered this unique scholarship program from the outset; unique because there are very few clubs which have such a segregated program. Our scholarship program is a great source of pride. The fund balance is currently $36,000+ from which only the interest can be used for annual scholarships.

Donations to the Bowen Island Community Foundation, earmarked for the BIGC Junior Scholarship Fund, qualify for income tax receipts.