Ramage Zaki, a fourth-year Graphics Communications Management student, was selected as this year’s recipient. The presentation was made during the school’s Student Experience Awards at the Chelsea Hotel on Tuesday.
The award, established to commemorate Delvinia’s 15th anniversary (which we celebrated in 2013), is for digital entrepreneurs who push boundaries, aim high and take big risks. The scholarship is open to students entering into their final undergraduate year with the award recipient being invited to participate in a mentorship opportunity with Adam.
In addition to meeting certain academic requirements, students are asked to submit a written statement as part of their submission answering the question: In your experience, as an aspiring digital entrepreneur, how do you connect with an entrepreneurial story like Delvinia’s?
The university evaluates the submissions and Delvinia is not involved in the selection process. So, it’s always interesting for us to hear how the recipient has connected with Delvinia’s story. In her submission, Ramage identified with Delvinia’s approach to technology and with Adam’s journey as an entrepreneur.
“The persistency possessed by Adam Froman is the same persistency that has encouraged me to excel in my field and studies, while understanding how to use advances in digital technology to stay three steps ahead of the competition,” Ramage wrote, adding, “It has been my dream to reach many and add value to what they see, and just like Delvinia, it is through digital innovations that I have found certainty in this dream.”
Delvinia’s award at Ryerson, along with a similar scholarship at the Schulich School of Business – Adam’s alma mater – was created not only because Adam wanted to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of students, but also to give back by partnering with area universities to invest in next generation talent.
Congratulations to Ramage on winning this year’s award!