Fundraising & Updates

2015 Bursary Fund Awarded

We are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Memorial Bursary has been awarded to another amazing and deserving student at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

In the Spring of 2015 the Lenami Godinez Memorial Bursary Award was provided to a young female student taking a communications degree within SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The amount awarded to the student was $2,700.

Since its inception four years ago, the Lenami Godinez Memorial Bursary Fund has grown to over $55,000 CAD, and has been awarded four times to deserving young women studying at SFU. In this time over $7,000 has been awarded to the students - lessening the enormous financial burden that international students face in pursuing their education.

The purpose of this fund was and is to help international female students at SFU who, like Lenami, work ferociously and unceasingly to integrate into a new country, pursue their education, and build and contribute to their communities. It was Lenami's idea to do this, but it has only been possible because of the amazing collection of friends, family, and communities who have stood together and contributed to this cause.

To all of our donors: thank you.
To all of our students: good luck.