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UNB Faculty of Management

Business Student Receives 10 000 Scholarship

Author: Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted on Jul 12, 2011

Category: Student Highlights

Tim Frazer, a second year master of business administration student at UNB Fredericton, was one of six business students studying at an Atlantic Canadian university to receive $10,000 as a recipient of the 2010 Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies.

"Year after year, it is inspiring to see the recipients of the Frank H. Sobeys Awards for Excellence in Business Studies continue to demonstrate dedication, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to not only succeed, but excel as business leaders", said David F. Sobey, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies. "It is both an honour and privilege to meet these remarkable students from Atlantic Canada whom we recognize today, and we offer each of them our sincere congratulations for their achievements and best wishes in their future endeavours".

The award recipients along with their respective Business School Deans were formally recognized at a presentation ceremony held at Crombie House, home of the late Frank H. Sobey, in Abercrombie, Nova Scotia. The event was attended by Board members of the Frank H. Sobey Awards as well as executives of Empire Company and its subsidiaries, Sobeys Inc. and Crombie REIT.

Tim Frazer, of Moncton, N.B. is a second-year master of business administration student at the University of New Brunswick. Tim is a team leader with the Activator Program and came first place in the graduate track of the UNB Only business plan competition this year. His interests center around renewable energy and bringing green technology to businesses in Atlantic Canada. In addition to his studies and entrepreneurial goals, Tim volunteers with Harvest House, a homeless shelter and drug rehabilitation program located in Moncton. Upon graduating from university, Tim looks forward to starting his own business and pursuing a PhD program with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.

Each year, the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies presents six awards of $10,000 each. All full-time business students attending Atlantic universities are eligible for consideration. Deans of Business at each university are asked to nominate candidates based on academic standing, entrepreneurial interest, extracurricular and community activities, employment history and career aspirations.

Since their establishment in 1989, the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies have awarded more than $700,000 to business students in the four Atlantic Provinces. Each university in the region offering a business program has had more than one recipient of a Frank H. Sobey Award.