HSBC Canada establishes entrance award for Okanagan College

The Okanagan College Foundation has received a $30,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada to establish an entrance award in business administration.

One award will be granted annually to a first-year student at Okanagan College enrolled in the faculty of business administration. Award recipients must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and community service.

“Corporate and community support helps ensure that students who can benefit from post-secondary education get the chance,” said Jim Hamilton, Okanagan College president and a director with the foundation. “HSBC Bank Canada understands and has been a strong supporter of our business program. As I express our appreciation, I’m doing so on behalf of a group of students who will benefit in the years ahead.”

Added Sandra Stuart, HSBC Canada’s chief operating officer: “HSBC Bank Canada has a long-standing commitment to education, one of the main focuses of our charitable giving, and we are delighted to have established this award at Okanagan College.”

The Okanagan College School of Business offers a two-year diploma program and a four-year bachelor’s degree. Both offer specialty options in accounting, financial services, general studies, hospitality management, human resources management, management and marketing.