Beedie Luminaries, Bravo!

Options Solutions wants to extend our congratulations to the second cohort of Beedie Luminaries. This year, the program planned to welcome 105 students. However, due to the challenges resulting from COVID-19, Ryan and Cindy Beedie added an additional 23 students, welcoming 128 students in total. 

Melinda Giampietro, President and Founder of Options Solutions; Martina Meckova, Beedie Executive Director; and Santa Ono, UBC President pose for a photo to celebrate the Beedie Luminaries
Melinda Giampietro, President and Founder of Options Solutions; Martina Meckova, Beedie Executive Director; and Santa Ono, UBC President

The Beedie Luminaries

*The students come from 64 high schools and 25 municipalities throughout BC.

*Over 70% of this year’s recipients live in rental or social housing.

*48% come from single-parent or foster families.

*26% are first-generation post-secondary students in their family.

You can learn about the exceptional Luminaries that make up the 2020 Class here

Working together

Options Solutions President Melinda Giampietro has sat on the Beedie Scholarship Selection Committee for the last two years and writes a monthly blog post for the program. In addition, she is a Beedie Luminaries mentor to a first-generation cohort student, as is Options Educational Consultant Amanda Halliday. 

 “Being involved with Beedie Luminaries has been an exceptional experience. I feel grateful to have been involved in the early stages of the program, and I have found it exceptionally rewarding to watch our Luminaries thrive.”

—Melinda Giampietro

Options is proud to work jointly with Beedie and other community partners. Click here for more information on the Beedie Luminaries program.