D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on June 29, 2010

Six students from Atlantic Canada celebrate their high school graduation with the prestigious $60,000 award

STELLARTON, NS — The 2010 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement are:

Alexander Elias –  Rothesay High School, Rothesay, NB
Kelvin Kingsley –  Corner Brook High School, Corner Brook, NL
Mirae Lee –  Bathurst High School, Bathurst, NB
Matthew Stairs –  Citadel High School, Halifax, NS
Devon Toole –  Kennebcasis Valley High School, Quispamsis, NB
Thomas Wall –  Lockview High School, Fall River, NS

Established in 1999 by Donald and Rob Sobey, 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 presented to six individuals annually and is valued at $60,000 per student over four years. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence, as well as demonstrated leadership in their schools or communities.

“The D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship recognizes students from Atlantic Canada who are shining examples of business and community leaders of tomorrow,” says Rob Sobey. “As they celebrate their high-school graduation and embark on the next phase of their educational journey at Queen’s University, we hope they will someday return to Atlantic Canada to explore and pursue innovative and inspiring career opportunities.”

“The Sobey Scholarship gives promising leaders from Atlantic Canada a jump start and a chance to take advantage of the Queen’s experience,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “Donald and Rob Sobey are long-standing supporters of Queen’s School of Business and we are delighted by their continued investment in business education.”

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 million has been awarded to 62 students from the Atlantic Provinces.

Application deadline for the 2011 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is December 1, 2010. Applications are available through school guidance counselors, and interested students can learn more online at Queen's University Student Awards.

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To arrange an interview, please contact:

Lisa Brophy-Gervais
Queen’s School of Business