The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) today announced a total of $6,000 has been awarded to four outstanding students, supporting post-secondary endeavours, as they take the next step in their educational journeys.
The LSTAR Student Scholarship Awards recognize four university or college-bound students who have demonstrated academic excellence, a high level of school and community involvement, maturity, responsibility, initiative and strength of character. Eligible applicants must be either the children, grandchildren or under the legal guardianship of Members of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® or Members' staff. Each award recipient receives a $1,500 bursary.
The 2018 recipients are:
- Megan Harris, daughter of LSTAR Member Mike Harris and Beate Winter – A graduate of London Central Secondary School, Megan is attending Western University to pursue a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree with the goal of becoming a doctor.
- Alexa Kilbourne, daughter of LSTAR Member Hanna Stadler and John Kilbourne – A graduate of Strathroy District Collegiate Institute, Alexa is attending Western University to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, before continuing on to medical school with a goal of becoming a pediatric doctor.
- Qianyi (Dollar) Luo, daughter of LSTAR Member Grace Li and Shawn Luo – A graduate of London Central Secondary School, Dollar is attending Western University pursuing a double degree in computer science and HBA from the Ivey Business School.
- Lauren Swigger, daughter of LSTAR Member Arnate Swigger and Terry Swigger – A graduate of Saunders Secondary School, Lauren is attending Brock University for Business Communications.
"We congratulate these outstanding student leaders on their incredible achievements, both in and outside of the classroom," said Jeff Nethercott, LSTAR President. "We wish them every success as they take the next step to pursuing their dreams through post-secondary studies and beyond."
The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) exists to provide its REALTOR® Members with the support and tools they need to succeed in their profession. LSTAR is one of Canada’s 15 largest real estate associations, representing over 1,700 REALTORS® working in Middlesex and Elgin Counties, a trading area of 500,000 residents. LSTAR adheres to a Quality of Life philosophy, supporting growth that fosters economic vitality, provides housing opportunities, respects the environment and builds good communities and safe neighbourhoods and is a proud participant in the REALTORS Care Foundation’s Every REALTOR™ Campaign.