Nova Scotia (Friday, June 29, 2012) – Six outstanding students from Atlantic Canada have been awarded the 2012 D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship to attend Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON. The scholarship recognizes 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 Bachelor of Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business. Issued in annual payments of $17,000 per student during the four-year undergraduate program, the scholarship was increased in total value from $60,000 to $68,000 in 2011 to give students additional financial support to help cover such expenses as tuition fees or accommodation and travel costs.
The 2012 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship are:
Alise MacFadyen – Halifax West High School, Halifax, NS
Patricia Quek – Fredericton High School, Fredericton, NB
Lydia Rowe – Gonzaga High School, St. John’s, NL
Anna Wall – Lockview High School, Fall River, NS
Adam Wells – Rothesay Netherwood School, Rothesay, NB
William (Ben) Wilson – North Nova Education Centre, Trenton, NS
“The 2012 recipients of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship embody the exceptional drive, creativity and curiosity that uniquely defines the many Atlantic Canadian leaders whose legacies are both inspiring and far reaching,” says Rob Sobey. “We are proud to provide financial support to some of the brightest and most talented students in the Atlantic Region so that they can pursue their studies at one of the world’s premier business schools and begin the journey towards realizing their dreams.”
A total of 25 students from Atlantic Canada currently receive the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school and community activities, and leadership qualities.
“We are pleased to welcome these outstanding students to Queen’s,” 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 Donald and Rob have made this opportunity possible for more students from Atlantic Canada.”