Black Press offers high school students business scholarship

Some of the financial pressure faced by B.C. prospective business students can be reduced, thanks to David Black, the owner of Black Press

Last year’s recipient of the scholarship in School District 52 was Niamh Tighe.

Last year’s recipient of the scholarship in School District 52 was Niamh Tighe.

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 Prince Rupert’s Niamh Tighe.

Tighe is a 4th year BCom student at Gustavson. Originating from the expanding city of Prince Rupert, BC, Niamh has been fortunate enough to be named a Black Press Scholar for four consecutive years. Dedicated to improving her surrounding community and campus, Niamh has been involved with JDC West for the past two years, previously as director of human resources for the JDC West 2015 organizing committee and more recently as co-captain for Team Gustavson for JDC West 2016.  She hopes to pursue a career in a non-profit or community-focused organization, which would provide her with the opportunity to continue her passion to contribute to the development and enhancement of others’ lives. Niamh recognizes how fortunate she is to be receiving the Black Press Scholarship this year, and sincerely thanks David Black and Black Press for their support and dedication to the success and education of Gustavson students.

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 choose the non-specialized option where they customize a program that suits their interests.

Every student takes at least three 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.