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Ethel Tibbits scholarship winner announced

Parveneh Farajollahi receives a scholarship from Richmond Community Foundation’s Sylvia Gwozd.  - Rob Newell photo
Parveneh Farajollahi receives a scholarship from Richmond Community Foundation’s Sylvia Gwozd.
— image credit: Rob Newell photo

Parveneh Farajollahi is the recipient of the 2012 Ethel Tibbits Scholarship, which will help her to enrol in courses as she pursues work in the customer service field.

Farajollahi came to Canada from Iran in 2006, and has volunteered more than 300 hours for the Richmond Women's Resource Centre where she has forged friendships and become part of the family.

She says the scholarship will help make her dream of being financially and economically independent possible.

The Ethel Tibbits endowment fund, established by The Richmond Review through the Richmond Community Foundation, provides scholarships to women in support of life transitions. The scholarship is designed to assist women who require support due to family commitments, to upgrade their education and/or job skills.

Farajollahi received the scholarship during the 19th annual Ethel Tibbits Awards.

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