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Steve Rutikara - The Impact of Your Giving

Steve Rutikara


Thank you for your participation in the 2018 Giving Tuesday movement at the Telfer School of Management. Your donation towards the Telfer Merit Admission Scholarship for Quebec Students was greatly appreciated. With the help of generous donors like yourself, students from Quebec are able to excel in their studies at the Telfer School, be involved in clubs and organizations, and make the most of their time at university.

Steve Rutikara is a Quebecois student scholarship recipient who exemplifies the important impacts of donations like yours. When asked why he chose to study outside of Quebec and specifically at the Telfer School, Steve answered, "I chose the Telfer School of Management because I've always had an interest in entrepreneurship and I knew that picking a good institution and building a strong network would allow me to thrive in the business field. As well, unlike universities in Quebec, the University of Ottawa did not require first going to CEGEP."

However, for Steve, choosing to study outside of Quebec means having to cope with tuition that is more expensive. "Admission scholarships mean being able to see all a school has to offer its students; like clubs, renowned professors, sports, opportunities, rather than just the financial burden side of things. I have been able to participate in the Management Information Systems Association, the Finance Society, AfriqCan and Hillel Ottawa during my undergrad, all made possible by generous donors who continue to support these scholarships."

Steve hopes to use all that Telfer has to offer in his future to create his own business. Thank you for investing in current and future students from Quebec attending or who will be attending the Telfer School!