2020 Recipients

Dr. Paul Wu, chair of HRCCA scholarship committee is pleased to announce that Ms. Katana Winter Dillabough is the winner of the HRCCA 2020 Scholarship.

Katana Dillabough

Katana attended Abbey Park High School. She was accepted into McMaster University’s Physical & Chemical Science program. Her plan is to major in chemistry. She has gained over 100 hours of volunteer work in various positions which provided her valuable experiences and kickstarted her passion for helping others.

All the selection panelists were very impressed by her hard work and broad perspectives on diversity and integration.

About the HRCCA Scholarship

The Scholarship program was established to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in the promotion and integration of Chinese culture in the community, have achieved good standings in Halton secondary schools and to assist candidates who are in financial need.

Donations toward the HRCCA Scholarship can be made through Canada Helps via the Oakville Community Foundation. Click on the Canada Helps logo below and select HRCCA Scholarship Endowment Fund under the “Apply your donation to a specific fund” tab, thank you.

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Previous Award Recipients

  • 2019 Award —Lindsey Zhang from Oakville Trafalgar High School
  • 2018 Award—  Yihang Qin from Abbey Park High School ; Sarah Rana (White Oaks Secondary School) received a special award.
    2017 Award
    — Jenny Hu from White Oaks Secondary School and Anna He from Robert Bateman High School
  • 2016 Award* – Alvin Leung from Iroquois Ridge High School
  • 2015 Award — Leah Wei from Nelson High School and Catherine Zeng from Robert Bateman High School [Press Release]
  • 2014 Award — Linda Fei of Abbey Park High School [Press Release]
  • 2014 Award in Memory of Chiu Tam Mo-Wan — Kelly Kong of White Oaks Secondary School [Press Release]
  • 2013 Award in Memory of Lily Chan — Emily Zixin Wang, Aldershot High School [Press Release]
  • 2012 — Ida Yun Zhen Ji, Aldershot High School [Press Release]
  • 2011 Award in Memory of Lily Chan — Jing Guo, Aldershot High School [Press Release]
  • 2010 — Andrew Wong [Press Release]
  • 2009 — Jessica Wang, Nelson High School
  • 2008 Award In Memory of Chan Po Sheung — Bonita Tsai, Burlington Central High School
  • 2007 Award In Memory of Chan Po Sheung — Sarah Xu, Robert Bateman High School

* Alvin decided to pursue university in Hong Kong, which had disqualified him from receiving the scholarship; but HRCCA had nevertheless issued a special award for him as a reward for his achievements.  From 2017 onward, HRCCA did expand eligibility for winner as long as he/she attends an accredited post-secondary educational institution.