Some of the financial pressure faced by prospective business students in B.C. can be reduced, thanks to David Black, the owner of Black Press.
Graduating high school students in 37 of the province’s school districts intending to study business at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business can apply for a $5,000 scholarship.
The Black Press Business Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit, leadership and a demonstrated desire to make a positive difference in the world. Students must apply to the Gustavson School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce Program before Feb. 28 to be eligible.
Last year’s recipients include Mission’s Jaime Ewing and Abbotsford’s Paula Velez.
Ewing is in the first year of the program, and intends to eventually become a corporate lawyer. Interests are music, photography and volunteering.
Velez is leaning towards international marketing. She is very interested in learning new languages and cultures.
Both are now studying business in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.
The scholarship was established in 2008 by Black to give students from across the province access to a business education.
Black chose the Gustavson School of Business because of the innovative program format. Students spend their last two years of their degree fully immersed in the business school where they can specialize in entrepreneurship, service management, international business or management where they customize a program that suits their interests.
Every student takes at least two paid co-operative work terms, has the opportunity to participate in an international exchange, and learns about sustainable business practices.
Information about the Black Press scholarships is online at: gustavson.uvic.ca/blackpress.