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Sheridan International Student wins Zontapreneur Scholarship

December 19, 2014

Fernanda Patara Guimaraes, a 2nd-year student in the Business Administration Marketing program at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus, was presented yesterday with the Zontapreneur Scholarship by representatives of the Zonta Club of Mississauga.

Guimaraes came to Mississauga from Brazil, where she completed a Bachelor of Social Communication and worked as a video editor for several years before deciding to pursue a different career path.  She has excelled at Sheridan, attaining a 4.0 GPA and earning praise from faculty and staff for her work as a Peer Mentor and for her active involvement in extracurricular activities, including the International Student Association and Toastmasters.

The $1500 Scholarship “will allow me to keep focusing on my academic and professional goals,” said Guimaraes, whose long-term plan is to open her own business after acquiring experience and expertise through work with an established company.

The Zontapreneur Scholarship was developed by the Zonta Club of Mississauga to support female business students at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus who exemplify the values of Zonta and have demonstrated outstanding potential in their field.

The Zonta Club of Mississauga is part of Zonta International, a global organization of executive and professional women working together to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women locally and internationally.

Pictured above (left to right): Atiya Ahsan, Zonta Club; Marion McGill,President, Zonta Club; Fernanda Guimaraes; Princess Alexander, Zonta Club