Graduate Research at Bishop’s: Fondation Arbour Master’s Scholarship Awardee Graduate Research at Bishop’s: Fondation Arbour Master’s Scholarship Awardee January 11, 2022Research spotlightsEstablished in 2005 by the late Pierre Arbour, La Fondation Arbour supports Master’s and Doctoral students in the academic disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, and Business Administration, which the Foundation considers fundamental to the health and vibrancy of the economy of Quebec.La Fondation Arbour is partnered with nine universities in Quebec, including Bishop’s. To be considered, students must complete an application which is first vetted by their university. Selected applications are then forwarded to the Foundation which interviews candidates in person and scholarship recipients are selected via a merit-based competitive process. The Foundation looks for academic excellence in ambitious and deserving students who have had to overcome personal and professional difficulties on their educational path.Anthony Sanogo was awarded a $13,000 scholarship by the Fondation Arbour to pursue a MSc. in Computer Science at BU. Anthony Sanogo was an ideal candidate, and he becomes the first Bishop’s student to be awarded a prestigious Fondation Arbour scholarship. A Montreal native, Sanogo has overcome several obstacles on his path toward graduate education. His persistence led him to Bishop’s where he triumphed both academically and socially, playing for the Gaiters basketball team and embodying the Bishop’s experience. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he enrolled in the MSc. in Computer Science program here at Bishop’s. Sanogo ultimately wants to work in the cloud computing sector of IT before starting his own IT consulting firm. The support from the Fondation Arbour and Bishop’s University are instrumental in helping him to achieve these goals.