Atlantic Canadian Students Graduate with D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship

Posted on 27 September 2011

Each receive $60,000 award to study at Queen’s School of Business


Nova Scotia (Tuesday, July 19, 2011) – Seven outstanding high school students from Atlantic Canada have been awarded the 2011 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON.  The scholarship recognizes the students’ 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 Commerce program at Queen's School of Business. The scholarship is valued at $60,000 per student over four years and awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities. A total of 25 students from Atlantic Canada are currently receiving the scholarship.

The 2011 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:
 
Hyunmin (Andy) Kim                          Fredericton High School   Fredericton, NB
Zoe Keirstead                                      Riverview High School   Riverview, NB
Erynn Linehan                                     Exploits Valley High School   Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Sarah Luke                                           Armbrae Academy    Halifax, NS
Alexander Morgan                              Bernice Macnaughton High School Moncton, NB
Jose Pauig                                            Halifax Grammar School   Bedford, NS
William Zed                                         Citadel High School    Halifax, NS

"Year after year, recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship continue to demonstrate the high caliber of talent among Atlantic Canada’s youth, along with an enviable entrepreneurial spirit and desire to achieve goals that will have a meaningful impact,” says Rob Sobey.  “Through the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship, it is our goal to help empower these aspiring leaders by providing them every opportunity to engage in and benefit from one of the world’s premier business schools.  We also hope that someday they return to the Atlantic Region to continue the life-long journey of learning and leading.”

“Donald and Rob Sobey’s scholarship means the best and brightest students from Atlantic Canada can enjoy the Queen’s experience,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “Donald and Rob’s support helps us enrich the learning environment at the business school and continue to develop tomorrow's global leaders.”

 

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 $2.5 million has been awarded to 69 students from the Atlantic Provinces.

The application deadline for the 2012 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is December 1, 2011. Applications are available through school guidance counselors, and interested students can learn more online at: http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/index.html.

 

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.