TORONTO — Interac Corp. and Retail Council of Canada (RCC) name Jacqueline Chung as the recipient of the special 2019 Retail Education Scholarship of $5,000 funded by Interac Corp.
Jacqueline will be entering her first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Ryerson University in Business and Technology Management this fall. She is currently working at Beam City, a retail technology startup that creates A.I. and cinematic videos for stores.
With this scholarship, she will be able to pursue her studies and realize her dream career of working in the retail industry. “Retail is more than a job,” says Jacqueline Chung, “it defies and defines social and cultural norms.”
In addition to this $5,000 Interac Corp award, Jacqueline and 16 other post-secondary students from across the country will receive scholarships of $1,000 each.
The Retail Education Scholarship program is an initiative that supports students working in retail who are entering or enrolled in a retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
“We are very proud to once again partner with Retail Council of Canada in support of the Retail Education Scholarship program,” said Mark O’Connell, President and CEO of Interac Corp. “We congratulate Jacqueline Chung, as well as the other scholarship recipients, and wish them well in their education and future careers in retail.”
“Interac Corp. has been an amazing, generous champion of this initiative for the last ten years. They are outstanding in their recognition of the importance of the retail industry and the vibrant a careers opportunities retail offers as Canada’slargest private sector employer,” said Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO of Retail Council of Canada.
Now in its 17th year, the Retail Education Scholarship program has awarded almost one million dollars in scholarship and award benefits. Applicants are evaluated by retail industry experts on academic performance, professional references, and a personal essay.