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UNB Graduate Students Land $2.5 Million in Federal Scholarships

Author: Kyle

Posted on May 29, 2020

Category: Money Matters , Student Stories


Graduate students at the University of New Brunswick enjoyed unparalleled success in the 2020 spring competitions for scholarships from the Government of Canada Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR).

Topping the list of awards was an unprecedented three Vanier Scholarships which are the most competitive and prestigious Federal graduate scholarship, valued at $150, 000 per student. Vanier awards went to one student each in the Faculties of Education and Arts in Fredericton and Science, Applied Science and Engineering in Saint John.

That success alone would have made 2020 a banner year for UNB graduate students, but there was further unprecedented success in other PhD and Masters Scholarships competitions from the Tri-Agencies, where UNB was awarded 19 scholarships to PhD students in Arts (English, Psychology and History), Education, Engineering and Interdisciplinary Studies; and 23 awards to Masters students in Arts (Sociology), Science (Biology, Chemistry), Computer Science, Kinesiology, and Forestry and Environmental Management.

In total, UNB students were awarded nearly 2.5 million dollars in 2020, a record amount of funding in recognition of the world class graduate students across the full range of UNB graduate programs.