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UNB and JDI announce 2018 scholarship recipients

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Jun 6, 2018

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton

Scholarship recipients Noah Hartery, Bailey McFadden and Alex Tozer

The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB.

New Brunswick students Noah Hartery of Grand Bay-Westfield, Bailey McFadden of Perth-Andover, and Alex Tozer of Miramichi will all attend UNB’s Fredericton campus in September to pursue degrees in engineering.

The entrance scholarships are valued at $8,000 and are renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance.

“This scholarship will give me an opportunity to study away from home at a truly amazing engineering university,” says Mr. Hartery, who will graduate from Harbour View High School in June. “I am very excited for the upcoming academic year and look forward to representing J.D. Irving as a scholarship recipient.”

“Having been given the honour of receiving the JDI NB Scholarship, I feel that all of my hard work has paid off,” says Ms. McFadden, a Grade 12 student at Southern Victoria High School. “Thanks to the amazing generosity of JDI, the pursuit of my dream career in helping further our province has become significantly easier.”

“This scholarship meant giving me better opportunities to pursue the career that I want to have,” says Mr. Tozer, a senior at Miramichi Valley High School. “It is also incentive to work hard on my schooling and perform the best that I can.”

The scholarships are funded by a $1-million gift made in 2007 by J.D. Irving, Limited to UNB to allow New Brunswick students to fully commit and focus on their studies and to better prepare for their future careers.

“Supporting our youth is an investment in the future of New Brunswick," said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB President. “We deeply appreciate JDI’s continued support of our students through this scholarship program."

“We are proud to have more than 660 UNB graduates on our team,” said Jim Irving, Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.D. Irving, Limited. “The university is a valued partner in growing the skills of talented New Brunswickers - our future workforce. Congratulations to the recipients whose hard work – at school and in the community – makes them most deserving of these scholarships. We wish them all the best at UNB and look forward to welcoming them as co-op students.”

Recipients are chosen based on their academic achievement, self-motivation, contribution to community, extra-curricular activities and financial need. The scholarships are awarded to students entering the faculties of forestry, computer science, information systems, business administration, software engineering, environment and natural resources and engineering.

The programs eligible for the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB include:

UNB Fredericton campus

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • Bachelor of Science in Environment & Natural Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

UNB Saint John campus

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering