D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship Increases Award Value to $68,000

Posted on 4 November 2011

Deadline for Graduating High School Students to Apply is December 1, 2011

Rob Sobey announced during the annual D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship recipient dinner hosted at Queen’s University on November 3rd that the award is increasing in value from $60,000 to $68,000 per student.  Six scholarships are awarded annually to students enrolling in the Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business.

Issued in equal payments of $17,000 annually during the four-year undergraduate program, the increase in the scholarship value is intended to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs.

Sobey spoke to a captive audience of current D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship recipients, who were excited to learn they would also receive the annual increase in funding from $15,000 to $17,000 for the remaining years of study to complete their undergraduate business degrees, including the 2011/12 academic year.

“The D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship gives Atlantic Canadian students an opportunity to attend one of the world’s premier business schools while helping alleviate the financial burden and pressures that come with pursuing university studies away from home,” said Rob Sobey.  “We are increasing the scholarship value to $68,000 to further assist with the costs of attending university so that students can continue to focus on studying and achieving academic excellence.”

The application deadline for the 2012 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is December 1, 2011.  For more information, visit www.queensu.ca/studentawards or contact the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards:

Email: awards@queensu.ca
Phone: (613) 533-2216
Fax: (613) 533-6409

About the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship

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 undergraduate Commerce program at Queen's School of Business.  The scholarship is valued at $68,000 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.  Recipients must achieve a 75 per cent academic average in their first year of study at Queen’s School of Business 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.

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.