2013 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship Recipients Announced; Award Value Increased to $75,000

Posted on 8 July 2013

Nova Scotia (July 8, 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:
John Dale, Ketch Harbour, NS
Sarah Kingsley, Corner Brook, NL
Kendra Saunders, Dartmouth, NS
Alexandra Schaerer, Rothesay, NB
Zachary Scott, Dartmouth, NS
Keir Sullivan, 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.”

Bernard Doucet
Director, Corporate Affairs
115 King St., Stellarton, Nova Scotia
P 902-752-8371, x2301