Welcome!

News Feed Item

RBC announces 2014 Students Leading Change Scholarship winners

Fifteen students to receive tuition funds and six students to participate in exclusive volunteer experience abroad to support Free The Children

TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Bank of Canada is recognizing 15 of Canada's most civic-minded students with scholarships towards their post-secondary tuition, and for six of those students, with a unique, hands-on, overseas Me to We Trip experience to Kenya, where they will volunteer with the international charity Free The Children. This year's winners have made considerable contributions to their communities, including fundraising for cancer research and heading up a student-run medical clinic that focuses on providing healthcare to clients who face challenges associated with homelessness and immigration.

Committed to supporting youth education, RBC is providing nearly $200,000 through RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships to help break down a key financial barrier that many students face in pursuing their academic goals. The winners were selected from more than 8,000 applicants. These scholarship recipients were recognized for their excellence in academics, but the selection criteria also had a strong emphasis on civic and volunteer engagement.

"Today's students have a strong interest in social good and inspiring positive change both at home and in the world around them," said Melissa Jarman, director, Student Banking, RBC. "These scholarships not only help to provide opportunities to students who are academically focused, but to those who continue to give back to their communities on top of thriving in the classroom. Students were selected for both overall quality of their application and their desire to make a difference."

According to Statistics Canada, full-time undergraduate students paid $5,772 in tuition fees in 2013/2014, up more than three per cent from a year earlier. Scholarships will greatly help offset some of the financial strain facing students as they pursue their scholastic endeavours.

Fifteen scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, were awarded, with six being paired with a Me to We Trip in Summer 2015. Me to We Trips provide life changing experiences for youth, families, groups and individuals in partnership with Free The Children, and set this scholarship apart from others.

"My brother Marc and I are grateful to RBC for launching the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships, which reward the hard work of students creating positive change, in both their classrooms and their communities. The overwhelming number—and variety—of submissions this year speaks to the commitment and passion of these young people, which never ceases to inspire us," said Craig Kielburger, co-founder, Free The Children.

2014 winners of the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship Program (in alphabetical order):

Scholarship & Me To We Trip
Brianna Desveaux, New Victoria, Nova Scotia
Tina Hu, New Waterford, Nova Scotia
Alexandra Pintea, Kitchener, Ontario
Alexa Scarcello, Calgary, Alberta
Kelly Trach, West Vancouver, British Columbia
Yuan Jian Yang, Calgary, Alberta

Scholarship
Kylie Clark, Peterborough, Ontario
Alexandria Gates, Windsor, Ontario
Helen Hsu, Montreal, Quebec
David Laird, Kelowna, British Columbia
Andre Martel, Embrun, Ontario
Ridge Pinto, Surrey, British Columbia
Jared Valdron, Riverview, New Brunswick
Rebecca Wong, Ottawa, Ontario
Matthew Yaw, Richmond Hill, Ontario

About RBC Student Scholarships
RBC has provided over $6 million in annual scholarships (this includes the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships, RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program and Scholarship Program for the Children of RBC Employees).

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in sponsorships.

SOURCE RBC

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility.
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
To paraphrase someone famous, "The definition of insanity is to do something the same way over and over again and expect a different result". Humans are creatures of habit and when it comes to storage, old habits die hard. Why do we continue to put our faith in legacy storage providers when they haven't invented anything new in decades. Sure, they re-badge their products every couple of years to make their messaging look modern, but ultimately, it's the same old stuff with a new coat of lipsti...
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...