Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yana Hempler: BP scholarships to local students

This article was taken directly from the website of
It was Published: December 15, 2009 5:00 PM

Two North Island students are twice winners of business scholarship funded by Black Press.

The scholarship program administered by the University of Victoria grants s a $5,000 scholarship to one student in each of B.C.’s 37 school districts.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage the development of business skills in students to encourage them to build strong businesses in their home towns, generating economic diversity and stability in communities throughout B.C.

Yana Hempler is a graduate from North Island Secondary in Port McNeill.

“I am entering my second year of studies at the university (UVic),” said Hempler, who also won the Black Press scholarship last year.

“In my fourth year, I am planning on specializing in International Marketing or Entrepreneurship. I hope to one day work for one of the top accounting firms in North America, or open up my own accounting firm or a talent agency.”

Fellow recipient Russell Murray was born and raised in Port Alice. Russell is entering his fourth year of UVic’s Business program and is two-time winner of the Black Press Scholarship after learning about it from the UVic’s website last year. Upon graduation, he plans to attend law school and become a corporate lawyer.


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