Black Press scholarships available

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

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 Gustavson School of Business, can apply for a $5,000 scholarship.

Last year, Prince Rupert School District (SD52)’s own Niamh Tighe won the scholarship.

Tighe is a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student at the Gustavson School and is hoping to build a career with a non-profit organization.

“I am one of the co-captains of Team Gustavson for the 2016 JDC West Business Competition. As a co-captain, I will lead the academic, debate, social and sport teams at the competition, which is being hosted by the University of Saskatchewan in January,” Tighe said.

“I would like to thank both David Black and Black Press Ltd. for their continued support and generosity as I work towards attaining my degree.”

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.

Information about the scholarship is online at: www.gustavson.uvic.ca/blackpress.

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 the last two years of their degree fully immersed in the 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.