Some of the financial pressure faced by prospective business students in B.C. can be reduced, thanks to David Black, 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 included Langley’s Julianna Nemeth, who entered her first year at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business in September.
“My career aspirations include first working overseas after completing a bachelor of international commerce,” Nemeth said.
“I then wish to pursue a career in sales or general management within a fashion-based company, before returning to school to complete a master’s degree in business administration. My ultimate career goal is to run my own business or lead a company.”
In her spare time, Nemeth enjoys playing piano and designing and creating clothing. While in high school, she also played competitive soccer, refereed soccer, tutored French language and mathematics, worked at the Langley Events Centre and volunteered with her school.
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: www.gustavson.uvic.ca/blackpress.