Impact of Giving

$3 million milestone for Beaverbrook Scholars Award

Author: Development and Donor Relations

Posted on Oct 27, 2021

Category: Alumni Annual Giving , Donor Stories , Scholarships and Bursaries , News and Events , Creating Opportunities for Students

As the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award drew to a close, the founders and supporters of the award proudly reached a milestone of paying it forward: they have awarded more than $3 million dollars to 92 students.

Founded in 1979 by a small group of alumni who wanted to support others as Lord Beaverbrook once supported them, the scholarship is valued at $50,000 over the recipient’s degree program and is awarded to outstanding New Brunswick high school graduates pursuing undergraduate degree programs at UNB.

In 2017, the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation announced a commitment of up to $500,000 to match donations to the Beaverbrook Scholars Award. Former Beaverbrook Scholars have been working steadily to ensure those matches are achieved.

While pandemic restrictions kept past and formers scholars from gathering for their annual dinner, the newest scholars were able to meet their peers and begin to integrate into the formidable, supportive network.

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