8 awards of $45,000

The Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies began in 1989 to support the development of future business leaders and business programs in Atlantic Canadian universities.  35 years later, the Awards count 223 alumni from all of Atlantic Canada’s faculties of business.  

This year’s Award Winners will each receive $45,000. In recognition of their achievements, all Finalists will each receive $3,500.  Award Winners will be announced in March, 2024.

Award Winners will be entitled to use the designation Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies Winner in their subsequent curriculum vitae, job resumés and references.

In addition to the financial Award, the Fund offers our Award Winners mentorship support. Award Winners will be carefully matched with volunteer mentors based on career experience and aspirations and who will provide guidance and advice to enhance academic success and assist in preparing for and transitioning successfully into the workforce. The mentors are members of the business community across Atlantic Canada.


  • Paul Sobey, Chair
  • Ed Barrett
  • Bob Brown
  • Bernard Doucet, Secretary
  • Doug Doucet
  • Hon. Myra Freeman
  • Jennifer Gillivan
  • Paul Jewer
  • Dr. Ramona Lumpkin
  • John Sobey
  • Oliva Sobey
  • Kent Sobey