Conestoga news

May 18, 2018 2:35 PM

International Business Management degree student awarded EDC scholarship

Erin Ball, a third-year student in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - International Business Management degree program, has been awarded a 2018 International Business Scholarship from Export Development Canada (EDC).

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Conestoga student Erin Ball is one of 30 post-secondary students across Canada to receive a 2018 scholarship from Export Development Canada.

Since 2000, EDC has annually awarded 30 scholarships to post-secondary students across Canada through its Youth Education Program. The scholarships are directed to students with a demonstrated interest in international business and have been established to help build capacity of the next generation of business leaders. EDC provides Canadian exporters with trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise.

“I am honoured to have been awarded this scholarship,” said Ball. “It is incredibly generous of the EDC to support Canadian students studying international business. The professors and staff at Conestoga have helped develop my knowledge of the content and industry. I want to extend my gratitude to the college for playing such an integral role in my development and education.”

Each EDC scholarship is worth $4,000 and applications are vetted by a selection committee that evaluates each applicant’s academic achievement, leadership potential and interest in pursuing a career in international business.

Conestoga’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - International Business Management degree program prepares students to manage international business endeavours. The goal of the program is to provide graduates with the ability to bring people, processes, and technology together to achieve improved performance in domestic or international enterprises. Students have the option of specializing in Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management or continuing in the general stream.

Visit the program page for more information.