media release

Business student lands worldly scholarship

September 09, 2011
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Contact:
Jevta Lukic (in Paris), lukic.jevta@gmail.com
Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.9017; Marianne_Meadahl@sfu.ca

Link to govt release: http://at.sfu.ca/bsmefl
Photo (supplied): http://at.sfu.ca/AejtnZ

Simon Fraser University student Jevta Lukic is among eight B.C. post-secondary students to receive the Premier’s One World Scholarship, a provincial award that encourages international education. It’s fitting that the young business student is in Paris for the announcement.

Lukic, a fourth-year student at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, is studying this fall at ESCP Europe, one of the world’s top ranked and the continent’s oldest institutions dedicated to business education.

Originally from Serbia and currently living in Burnaby, Lukic is studying for four months in the school’s master in management program. He’ll complete his degree in marketing next year at SFU.

“The scholarship is an incredible gift to me as it allows me to focus on volunteer activities and international pursuits without having to worry about operational costs of a study abroad semester,” says Lukic.

In addition to an exceptional academic record, Lukic is cited for his volunteer work in the Sacred Valley region of Peru, where he helped implement an education fund. He is also involved with Education Generation, an organization committed to youth empowerment through education, and several SFU business associations, including its mentorship program.

The scholarships, valued at up to $10,000, are awarded annually to support the international exchange of knowledge and culture. They’re funded by the returns on a $13-million provincial endowment for international education.

Lukic hopes to pursue a career in marketing and international business.

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