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Students recognized with Sandra Irving Scholarships

Author: Communications

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John

June 11, 2012—Saint John--Two political science students at the University of New Brunswick Saint John want to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Thanks to their high academic performance and financial support from the Sandra Irving Scholarship, they’re well on their way.

Jonathan Cogger and Joshua Forward have each been awarded $5,000 to help achieve their dreams.

“This scholarship will help these students pursue their personal goals,” said Debra Lindsay, chair of the Sandra Irving Scholarship selection committee. 

Jonathan Cogger, a Liberal Arts student with a major in Political Science, is quite interested in foreign policy, national security and global trade.  He hopes to work with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Third-year student, Joshua Forward, wants to pursue a career in education following his Bachelor of Arts degree so he can make a valuable contribution to his community.

“Having assisted with soccer and volleyball teams at Simonds High School for the past three years, as well as acting as a student mentor for the Promise Partnership, I’ve enjoyed helping students develop athletically as well as academically,” says Forward.

The Sandra Irving Scholarship is awarded annually to political science students at UNB Saint John.  The selection committee looks at academic standing, career aspirations and a personal statement in making its decision.  The $5,000 scholarship is named for the donor, a UNB Saint John political science graduate who created the award.

Students at UNB Saint John are generously supported by a number of scholarships and bursaries like the Sandra Irving Scholarship.  Learn more at



Contact:                Heather Campbell, Communications & Marketing, UNB Saint John