Students from Atlantic Canada receive major Sobey scholarship - Six high achievers awarded $56,000 each to attend Queen's School of Business


    STELLARTON, NS, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Six outstanding students from Atlantic
Canada have been awarded the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship in recognition of
their academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement.
    Established by Donald and Rob Sobey, both graduates of Queen's
University, the scholarship is valued at $56,000 per student over four years.
Students from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and
Newfoundland and Labrador applying to their first-year of the Commerce program
at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, can be considered for the award.
    "We are proud to support Atlantic Canadian students with such outstanding
potential as they embark on a journey of higher education," said Rob Sobey,
President and CEO, Lawtons Drugs. "With the opportunity to lead as next
generation business professionals, we hope that they eventually return home to
Atlantic Canada to build their careers."

    The 2007 Sobey Scholarship recipients are:

    Michael Barry of Rothesay, New Brunswick
    George Dylan Carr of Charlottetown, PEI
    Yun Fei of Fredericton, New Brunswick
    Chelsea Kellock of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
    Kyle MacDonald of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia; and
    Richard Phillips of Riverview, New Brunswick

    In addition to academic excellence, this year's recipients demonstrated
strong skills in a number of areas including athletics, business planning,
music, student government and volunteering.
    "These exceptional students have shown great promise as leaders of
tomorrow through their academic achievements and strong community
involvement," said David Saunders, Dean of Queen's School of Business. "We are
delighted that Donald and Rob Sobey have made this opportunity possible for
these outstanding young people."
    Recipients must achieve a 75 per cent academic average in their first
year and 80 per cent average in subsequent years on a full course load. The
D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship has awarded more than $1.1 million since its
inception in 1999. Students interested in the scholarship can learn more
online at www.queensu.ca/registrar/awards.

    About Queen's School of Business:

    Queen's School of Business (business.queensu.ca) is one of the world's
premier business schools, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and
non-degree executive education programs. Programs include: Queen's full-time
MBA, ranked No.1 in the world outside the US by BusinessWeek; Queen's-Cornell
Executive MBA, Queen's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates and Queen's
Executive MBA all offered by videoconference in cities across Canada; Queen's
Ottawa Executive MBA; the largest offering of open enrolment executive
development programs in the country, ranked in the top 15 by Financial Times
(UK) and BusinessWeek; Queen's Bachelor of Commerce, renowned for its rigorous
entrance standards; and Queen's MSc and PhD in Management programs, which
produce leading researchers for industry and academe.



For further information: or to arrange an interview: Alison Cameron,
Sobeys Atlantic, (902) 752-8371 ext. 8128, alison.cameron@sobeys.com; Amber
Wallace, Queen's School of Business, (613) 533-3151,
awallace@business.queensu.ca