2020 Student Recipients
Top row (left to right): Ethan Stafford, Paige Bigelow, Max Legere, Susan MacInnis, Jonah Crowther, Bailey Hanna Sutherland, Brandon Legacy
Bottom row (left to right): Marley Raycroft, Connor Haines, Hannah Birru, Hallie Wedge, Aaron Currie, Alexander Bourque, Nicolas James Graham
Meet the 2020 Sobey National Innovators Scholarship recipients
On October 2nd, Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business announced the first recipients of the new Sobey National Innovators and Sobey MBA Scholarships.
The Sobey National Innovators Scholarship Program brings the most promising business students in Canada to the Sobey School of Business. Made possible by the generosity of the Sobey Family, The Sobey Foundation, Sobeys Inc., and Empire Company Limited, these ten renewable undergraduate entrance awards are valued at $50,000 over four years and are awarded annually to exceptional students from across Canada. The initial scholarship in academic year 1 is $20,000. The renewal value in academic years 2-4 is $10,000 per year.
This scholarship is renewable if the student recipient achieves the university academic requirement for scholarship renewal as it may change from time to time.
- Must be accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce program (September intake), entering first year as a full-time student
- Must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents recently graduated from high school.
- Must have (normally) a minimum of 90% average, or an IB Diploma score of 36, out of high school and demonstrate leadership in extra-curricular activities.
- Scholarship is not deferrable.
This scholarship program will support 150 students over the next ten years with the goal of supporting the best and brightest graduate and undergraduate business students in the country to come to Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business.
Learn more about the new Sobey National Innovators Scholarship recipients:
Sobey MBA Scholarship recipients
Made possible by the Sobey Transformational Gift, these five renewable entrance awards are valued at $30,000 each and are awarded annually to outstanding MBA students from across Canada in recognition of their accomplishments, and as encouragement and support for their success in the Sobey School of Business.
Our goal is to attract and support students from across the country by distributing these regionally, with two for students from Western Canada and the Territories, two for students from Ontario and Quebec, and on for students from Atlantic Canada. Additionally, we aim to award a minimum of 2/5 to women applicants.
- Canadian citizens or permanent residents entering the MBA program in the Sobey School of Business as full-time students.
- Demonstrate excellent academic achievement, normally a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.3 or higher, and/or a GMAT score of 650 or higher.
- Demonstrate interest or involvement in such areas as responsible leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, or innovative thinking.
- Must be commencing studies in the year the scholarship is awarded. Candidates who have already begun their studies are not eligible.
- Candidates cannot defer their award.
Learn more about the new Sobey MBA Scholarship recipients:
Sobeys Leadership Award recipients
Since 2006, Sobeys Leadership Awards have been supported by the Sobeys Inc. Scholarship Endowment Fund. Five new renewable awards of $4,000 each are distributed annually. If all returning students meet the award criteria, this could result in 20 awards of $4000, or $80,000, distributed in a single year. These awards recognize community service, leadership, academic achievement, and financial need, and are given to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Sobey School of Business who demonstrate community service leadership, financial need, and satisfactory academic achievement.
Congratulations to our new and returning Sobeys Leadership Award recipients:
Sobeys Scholar Award recipients
Established in 2007 and supported by the Sobeys Inc. Scholarship Endowment Fund, the Sobeys Scholar Award gives $25,000 to a first-year student to cover all fees related to enrolment as a full-time commerce student living in residence. Recipients qualify for renewed scholarships from Saint Mary’s for $4,000 for each of their second, third, and fourth years of their degrees. Awarded to a graduating high school student from Canada enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in the Sobey School of Business, recipients demonstrate superior academic achievement and leadership in community service. Recipients who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and remain at the Sobey School of Business may apply to work as summer interns for Sobeys Inc. during the three summers of their undergraduate degrees.
Congratulations to our new and returning Sobeys Scholar Award recipients:
- Teagan Scott 2020-2021
- Alex Arnold 2019-2020
- Kelly MacInnis 2018-2019
Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies Recipient
The Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies is a scholarship program administered by The Sobey Foundation in which Saint Mary's University has the opportunity to endorse one applicant from the Sobey School of Business each year. This scholarship is open to all business students in Atlantic Canada.
Congratulations to Morgan Baker-Tucker, a fourth year Entrepreneurship student at the Sobey School of Business. Morgan is one of nine business students from Atlantic Canadian universities who have been named recipients of the generous $30,000 awards.
Learn more about the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies here.