News at the University of New Brunswick

Currie scholarships announced

Author: Communications

Posted on Jun 7, 2012


The Currie Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick, valued at $50,000 over four years, is awarded to students who are recognized as some of the most promising young scholars in Canada.

Tyler Young, Jaclynn Beckett, Jordie Taylor and Megan Smith display qualities of leadership and academic excellence; earning them the Currie Scholarship for the 2012-2013 year at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and Saint John.

Tyler Young, from Rexton, New Brunswick, will be enrolling in the Bachelor of Science Program at UNB Fredericton. In addition to his high academic standing, Young also acted as captain of his high school basketball team, played on several sports teams, and as a member of student council as treasurer.

Jaclynn Beckett, from Saint John, New Brunswick, will be enrolling in the bachelor of nursing program at UNB Saint John. In addition to her high academic excellence, Beckett acted as president of her grad class executive, captain of her high school basketball team, and helped tutor her fellow students.

The Red Rapids, New Brunswick, native Jordie Taylor will be enrolling in the bachelor of science in engineering program at UNB Fredericton. Alongside his high academic standing, Taylor captained his high school soccer team, and took part in his senior class as a member of the grad class committee. Taylor volunteered at the Western Valley Regional games as well as volunteered as a Lifeguard.

Megan Smith, from Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, will enroll in the University of New Brunswick’s bachelor or arts and bachelor of science concurrent program. In addition to her grades, Smith led her anti-bullying team as peer facilitator, editor of her high school yearbook, and journalist for her school newspaper.

With heavy involvement in their high school and community, leadership skills and high academic standing, Young, Beckett, Taylor and Smith earned themselves the prestigious Currie award, named after Richard J. Currie, Chancellor of UNB.

Dr. Currie's generosity has helped many students achieve their goal of attending and graduating from university.  He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a laureate of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. He is also the major donor and creative force behind the state-of-the-art CURRIE CENTER on UNB's Fredericton campus.