Julianna Nemeth received a $5

Scholarship helps Fort student realize dreams

Langley grads pursuing business at UVic might qualify for Black Press scholarship.

Fort Langley’s Julianna Nemeth is grateful to newspaper owner and businessman David Black for helping make her entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

Realizing those goals are is still a little ways off for the 18-year-old Walnut Grove Secondary grad. She believes it is attainable, though – in part thanks to a $5,000 boast from Black Press, as well as a few other scholarships she received last fall.

Some of the financial pressure faced by business students in B.C. – including Nemeth – is reduced each year because of the development eight years ago of the Black Press business scholarships.

Ever year now, graduating high school students in 37 of the province’s school districts – all intending to study business at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business – can apply for a $5,000 scholarship.

Thanks to Black, Nemeth admits the pursuit of her education has become a little less daunting.

“For me, the scholarships meant that in my future coop terms, as well as this summer, I will be able to focus on finding a job that interests me and that I’m passionate about, rather than whichever job offers me the highest pay,” she shared with the Langley Advance.

“I am a hardworking and dedicated student, who genuinely enjoys and is passionate about learning. I am fluent in French and am currently learning Spanish and Italian – which, other than sociology, have been my favourite classes at UVIC, so far,” she added.

Opportunities for others

Now it’s time for another Langley student to potentially enjoy that same opportunity.

The Black Press business scholarship is awarded based on academic merit, leadership, and a demonstrated desire to make a positive difference in the world.

Nemeth started first-year studies at the University of Victoria last September in the hopes of obtaining her bachelor of international commerce.

“My career aspirations include first working overseas,” she said, explaining that of course that would come following her studies at Gustavson School of Business.

“I then wish to pursue a career in sales or general management within a fashion-based company, before returning to school to complete a masters degree in business administration.”

Outside of school-related activities, Nemeth tutors French and mathematics, plays piano (including competing at the Royal Conservatory of Music), has recently taken up softball, and plays competitively and referees soccer.

In fact, her achievements on and off the field also earned her a BC Soccer scholarship last year from the Delta Hotel and Resorts, as well as a Preston GM Langley FC scholarship.

Prior to attending business school on the Island, she also worked at the Langley Events Centre, volunteered with her high school, and designed and created clothing.

“My ultimate career goal is to run my own business or lead a company,” Nemeth said.

The scholarship was established in 2008, by Black, to give students from across the province access to a business education.

Black chose the Gustavson School of Business because of the innovative program format.

Students spend their last two years of their degree fully immersed in the business school where they can specialize in entrepreneurship, service management, international business, or management where they customize a program that suits their interests.

Every student takes at least two paid cooperative work terms, has the opportunity to participate in an international exchange, and learns about sustainable business practices.

Students must apply to the Gustavson School of Business, bachelor of commerce program before Feb. 28 to be eligible.

Information about the Black Press scholarships is available at: www.gustavson.uvic.ca/blackpress.

The Langley Advance is part of Black Press.

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