EDC launches 16th annual International Business Scholarships competition

OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Export Development Canada (EDC) today launched its 16th annual International Business Scholarships competition, designed to develop the next generation of globally minded business leaders.

The program encourages Canadian youth to pursue careers in the field of international business, and to actively seek opportunities to expand their experiences abroad.

The scholarships also encourage students to pursue careers combining international business and sustainability. Five of the thirty awards are offered to students combining business and sustainable business studies and priority is given to applicants undertaking work abroad related to their international business career.

More than 400 scholarships have been awarded to post-secondary university and college students across Canada since the program's inception in 2000.

Deadline for applications for the 2015/2016 academic year is Friday, February 5, 2016.

The International Business Scholarships competition is a key component of EDC's community investment strategy, which includes international business and trade education targeting Canadian youth. For additional information, as well as a listing of past scholarship recipients, please visit: www.edc.ca/scholarships.

About EDC

EDC is Canada's trade finance agency, providing financing and insurance solutions locally and around the world to help Canadian companies of any size respond to international business opportunities. As a profitable Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles, EDC works together with private- and public-sector financial institutions to create greater capacity for Canadian companies to engage in trade and investment.

For more information about how EDC can help your company, visit www.edc.ca.  


SOURCE Export Development Canada

For further information: Spokesperson, Simon Forsyth, Export Development Canada, (613) 598-3852, siforsyth@edc.ca


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