Eleven arts scholarships for Surrey and Delta students

Seven Surrey and four Delta students have received scholarships from the BC Arts Council.

The Surrey students are:

• Hee-Soo Yoon of Surrey received $6,000 to study Music at the New England Conservatory of Music

• Maya E Klassen, who received $5,500 to study Dance at Capilano University;

• Min Ha Kim, who received $5,500 to study Music at the New England Conservatory of Music;

• Jeremy Browns, who received $5,000 to study Visual Arts at Capilano University;

• Weitong Mai, who received $5,000 to study Visual Arts at the University of the Arts London;

• Madeline Kloepper, who received $5,000 to study Visual Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design; and

• Lesley Anderson of Surrey received $3,100 for Graduate studies in Visual Arts at Concordia University.

“Our government is happy to be able to help support young people studying fine arts,” said presenter Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Stephanie Cadieux. “We all benefit from well-trained artists who enrich our culture.”

The Delta students are:

• Eleanor Kendra James, who received $5,500 to study Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music and Performing Arts Munich);

• Geronimo Mendoza, who received $5,000 to study Music at the University of British Columbia;

• Kassandra Klassen, who received $5,000 to study Visual Arts at the Emily Carr University of Arts and Design; and

• Quincy Chimich, ho received $5,000 to study Music at New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

“It’s my pleasure to share good news with these ambitious young people,” said presenter Delta North MLA Scott Hamilton. “Our government understands the importance of supporting these dedicated students.”

Established in 1995, the BC Arts Council consults with the arts and culture community to develop policies, programs and strategic priorities for the sector. Last year, the Council approved more than 1,000 grants in over 200 communities in every region of the province.

The provincial government is providing $24 million to the BC Arts Council this year, the highest funding level in the Council’s history. Overall, it is investing $60 million towards B.C.’s artists, arts organizations and cultural institutions during the 2014-15 fiscal year.

For more information about the BC Arts Council, including information on how to apply for grants, visit


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