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 Nirmal Hayer, who is now a first year BCom student originally from Duncan.
Outside of his studies he enjoys playing basketball as well as volunteering for youth basketball events as a coach or referee. Hayer’s goal is to eventually become a CPA and work in an accounting firm with further ambition to eventually open up his own firm after gaining the necessary knowledge and experience to do so.
The Black Press 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 the 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.