Easing Financial Barriers

The academic and personal accomplishments of more than 200 students were recognized and celebrated at the 2022-23 Student Awards Ceremony. This year, three awards were established to serve under-represented communities in their educational journey and support the next generation of leaders.

CIBC MEM Inclusion Award supports students who identify as a member of the Black community, First Nations, Métis or Inuit, a person with a disability, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or a person of colour who is interested in pursuing a career in the financial industry.

KPMG BIPOC Student Award supports and enables access to education for Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour (BIPOC) students who have demonstrated commitment to community leadership and a sustained and healthy balance of academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement on or off campus.

Sita Lakhotia Memorial Award was established by Kapil Lakhotia ’02 to honour the memory of his grandmother, Sita Lakhotia. It is granted to a student registered in Economics or the BMOS program, with preference to those who are a single parent, or supporting dependents, and who is able to balance work, life, and education.

Student Award Recipients

“This award has been the gift of time. It has allowed me to focus more on my studies, CPA exam preparation, and extra-curricular opportunities that help me establish connections and new networks.”
Rijul J., 3rd year Accounting and Analytics & Decision Sciences
CIBC MEM Inclusion Award Recipient

“Receiving this award has boosted my morale and motivated me to work hard to achieve academic excellence. My family is very proud of this recognition. I am so grateful for this support.”
Navdeep B., 3rd year Accounting
CIBC MEM Inclusion Award Recipient

“This award has allowed me to participate fully in the King’s experience while worrying less about my finances. I am an exam proctor, teaching assistant, residence assistant, VP of Analytics and Decision Science with the King’s Economath Society (KEMS) and Social Media Assistant for the School of MEM. Thank you, KPMG, for making this possible.”
Chen Z., 4th year Finance & Administration
KPMG BIPOC Student Award Recipient

“With inflation and rental increases, working part-time while being a single mother and an honours student is challenging. This award contributed to my living expenses and took off a lot of financial stress. Thank you for the honour of receiving this award.”
Nicole M., 3rd year Social Work
The Sita Lakhotia Memorial Award Recipient