Major Sobey Scholarship Awarded to Students from Atlantic Canada

Posted on October 6, 2008

Six high achievers awarded $60,000 each to attend Queen’s School of Business

STELLARTON, NS – October 6, 2008 — Six outstanding students from Atlantic Canada have been awarded the 2008 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship in recognition of their academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement.

Established by Donald and Rob Sobey, both graduates of Queen’s University, the scholarship is valued at $60,000 per student over four years. 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 award.

“As 2008 marks the ten-year milestone of the creation of the scholarship, we are proud to continue supporting outstanding Atlantic Canadian students in their pursuit of higher education,” said Rob Sobey, President and CEO, Lawtons Drugs. “Following the completion of their studies, it is our hope that these students will eventually return to Atlantic Canada to pursue business opportunities and add to the economic and social prosperity of the region.”

The 2008 Sobey Scholarship recipients are:

Lindsay Fisher of Moncton, New Brunswick
Sang Yuan Xiong of Fredericton, New Brunswick
Matthew Alexander of Kippens, Newfoundland and Labrador
Andrea Richardson of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Georgina Neatby of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Jenna Dicks of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

In addition to academic excellence, this year’s recipients demonstrated strong skills in a number of areas including athletics, music, theatre, student government and volunteering.

“We are pleased to welcome six promising new leaders from Atlantic Canada to Queen’s School of Business,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “Our Commerce program attracts the best and brightest applicants across Canada and we are delighted that Don and Rob have made this opportunity possible for students from their region.”

Recipients must achieve a 75 per cent academic average in their first year and 80 per cent average in subsequent years on a full course load. The D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship has awarded more than $1.4 million since its inception in 1999. Students interested in the scholarship can learn more online at

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 United Arab Emirates.

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To request a photo or arrange an interview, please contact:

Alison Cameron Eddy, Sobeys Atlantic
902.752.8371 ext. 8128

Lisa Brophy-Gervais, Queen’s School of Business