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 Caitlyn Santos, who attended R.E. Mountain Secondary School in Langley, BC.
Santos is unsure of what the next five years will bring, but she figures that as long as she meets every challenge with a good attitude, an open mind and integrity, she will be okay.
For now, she wishes to fully embrace every opportunity that she is presented with at Gustavson.
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.