Leah Conrad, 2016 Scholarship Recipient

The John Hugh Robinson Scholarship

John Robinson
John Hugh Robinson

The JOHN HUGH ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to a third-year student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The recipient will have a passion for life and possess an outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated through a strong interest in small business management, sustainable business development and a sense of adventure. The student will take pride and have made outstanding contributions to his/her local and Acadia communities and demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning.

It is intended that students apply for this scholarship with the understanding that “entrepreneurial spirit” includes far more than starting one’s own business. Any or all of the following might indicate possession of an outstanding entrepreneurial spirit: 1) showing initiative in the context of community and university organizations, 2) undertaking innovative projects, 3) doing old things in new ways and 4) bringing a fresh approach to one’s involvement with people in both formal and informal contexts. Contributions to community might be demonstrated by way of the extracurricular activities that students engage in including the many service organizations in which they participate

The scholarship is established by family, friends and the Acadia community to celebrate the life of John Hugh Robinson ’00 who died suddenly in November 1999. John was a Dean’s list scholar who left a profound mark on the graduating class of 2000. He was a great friend to many and underlying all of his relationships and activities was an enthusiasm and joy for life. John took great pride in his family, his friends, his home province of Newfoundland and his University.

For application instructions, visit here.

Previous Winners

Leah Conrad
Leah Conrad
Brennan McCarthy
Brennan McCarthy
Bethany Dickey
Bethany Dickey
Jack Kaining Wang
Jack Kaining Wang
Bryce Allan
Bryce Allan
Kashfia Rahman
Kashfia Rahman
Oksana Kovalenko
Oksana Kovalenko
Linda Goslin
Linda Goslin
Robert McIntyre
Robert McIntyre
Peter Smith
Peter Smith