D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship Awarded To Six Outstanding Students

Posted on November 16, 2009

More than $1.75 million awarded to aspiring business and community leaders in the past ten years

STELLARTON, NS – Six first-year students from Atlantic Canada have been awarded the prestigious D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship as they begin their studies at Queen’s School of Business. Since its inception in 1999, the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship has awarded more than $1.75 million to 56 students from the Atlantic Provinces.

Established by Donald and Rob Sobey, both graduates of Queen’s University, the scholarship is valued at $60,000 per student over four years, and recognizes students who are proven leaders in their schools and communities. In addition to academic excellence, this year’s recipients demonstrate exceptional skills and abilities in athletics, music, theatre, student government and volunteering.

“It means a great deal to recognize outstanding Atlantic Canadian students for their hard-work, and for the example they set for their peers as both academic and community leaders,” said Rob Sobey. “As these students enjoy all of the experiences that attending university has to offer, it is our hope that they keep an eye to the exciting and ever-evolving business dynamic here in Atlantic Canada, and consider returning some day to forge career opportunities of their own.”

The 2009 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship recipients are:

Ben Jain – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Charlotte MacDonald – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Timothy D.A. Upson – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Ben Keefe – Cleveland, Nova Scotia
Curtis Thompson – Riverview, New Brunswick
Chelsea Broderick – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

“As Queen’s celebrates the 90th anniversary of Canada’s first undergraduate business program this year, the creation of the Sobey Scholarship a decade ago stands out as a key milestone in our journey,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “Scholarships help us recruit the most promising future leaders, and Don and Rob Sobey’s unwavering support has enabled us to invest in the future success of many Queen’s School of Business 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 on a full course load.

Application deadline for the 2010 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is December 1, 2009. Applications are available through school guidance counselors, and interested students can learn more online at: http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financial-assistance/admission-scholarships-bursaries-and-awards/major-admission-awards.

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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