Boston Pizza serves up a slice of higher learning
By Canadian Pizza
By Canadian Pizza
September 9, 2011, Toronto – Thirty-three post-secondary students across the country are thanking Boston Pizza for helping them reach their academic goals.
Each of these young Boston Pizza employees has received a $1,500 scholarship, recognizing their achievements at work and school, as well as within their local communities.
"Boston Pizza is proud to support the academic aspirations of our employees through our popular scholarship program," said Caroline Schein, vice-president of people and operations development with Boston Pizza International. "We recognize that our student employees are working with us for only a few years and will go on to work in other industries. The program is consistent with our philosophy of supporting our employees' pursuit of a post-secondary degree while providing them with valuable life skills as they continue to work with us while going to school."
This year, scholarships were awarded to Boston Pizza employees in every province across Canada. Eligible applicants were subject to a rigorous evaluation process that involves an academic review based on actual transcripts, an internal evaluation from their general manager and a personal essay submission. A national scholarship committee evaluates the submissions and helps select the deserving recipients.
"The scholarship means the world to me, because it will give me the opportunity to focus more of my time with the kids from the school I will be teaching at," said Corey Koshin, a Boston Pizza employee in Calgary. "Any little bit helps, and I am grateful that Boston Pizza has allowed and continues to allow me the opportunity to pay for my schooling while working for a company that I enjoy."
Since the Boston Pizza International Scholarship Program was founded in 2007, $49,500 in scholarships have been awarded to 160 Boston Pizza employees.