Nova Scotia – July 9, 2013 – Six outstanding high school students from Atlantic Canada, including three from Nova Scotia, have been awarded the 2013 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON. The scholarship recognizes academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement.
Established in 1999 by Donald Sobey and his son Rob, both alumni of Queen’s University, the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is open to students from Atlantic Canada applying to their first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business. Issued in annual payments of $18,750 per student during the four-year undergraduate program, the scholarship was increased in total value from $68,000 to $75,000 in 2013 to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs.
The 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:
Ketch Harbour, NS
Corner Brooke, NL
St John’s, NL
“We are thrilled to welcome the 2013 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to an exceptional group of Atlantic Canadian students studying business at Queen’s University,” says Rob Sobey. “We are proud to provide additional financial support to some of the most exceptional students from our region so that they can pursue their studies at one of the world’s premier business schools.”
A total of 22 students from Atlantic Canada currently receive the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities.
“Sobey Scholarship recipients not only benefit immensely from the financial support that Donald and Rob Sobey provide, but these aspiring leaders are also rewarded with the opportunity to network with two of Canada’s most successful business people,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “The Sobeys’ continued investment in business education enriches the Queen’s experience for our students.”
About the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship
Students from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador applying to their first-year of the Commerce program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, can be considered for the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship. Recipients must achieve a 75 per cent academic average in their first year and 80 per cent average in subsequent years and attend classes full time. Since its inception, more than $3 million has been awarded to 81 students from the Atlantic Provinces.
About Queen’s School of Business
Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools—renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience. Queen’s School of Business—where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919—is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
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