As the first-ever recipients of the Working Adults Tuition Bursary, Rubino and Hsiao will have 100 per cent of their Yorkville tuition fees covered by the university – a “surprising” endowment Rubino said lifted a huge burden from her shoulders.
“I was so happy – and honestly very surprised – when I found out. I didn’t think I’d win,” the 18-year-old aspiring bank project manager said of hearing the news she’d been chosen as the Ontario recipient of Yorkville’s inaugural Working Adults Tuition bursary.
“It was a big relief because now I can go on to do my master’s afterwards without having to worry about getting a student loan or my parents having to put extra money in. It helps a lot.”
News of the bursary was likewise warmly welcomed by its BC recipient, Hsiao – a Vancouver mother of three who plans to parlay her BBA into opportunities for career advancement.
“I’m at the highest level I can reach now without a bachelor’s degree,” Hsiao, who currently works as a government office coordinator, said of her decision to go back to school and earn her BBA degree at Yorkville.
“Once I finish my degree, I can apply for a position as regional project manager for health care – that’s my goal.”
While Rubino and Hsiao were the lone winners of Yorkville’s inaugural 100 per cent Working Adults Tuition bursary, they were far from the only newly minted BBA students to benefit from Yorkville scholarships.
A total of eight other domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) were similarly gifted bursaries ranging from 35 to 45 per cent of their tuition fees under the scholarship program, which is “part of Yorkville’s efforts to assist people in achieving their professional goals without compromising work or personal commitments.”
The other winners of Yorkville’s BBA bursaries include:
– Hanbo Zhang
– Guangyu Wu
– Dagma Thomas
– Anthony Morrone
– Syed Wajahat Ali
– Kunle Thanni Animashaun
– Sandra Annor
– Joseph Awad