The University of New Brunswick Currie Undergraduate Scholarships were established by Richard James Currie, O.C., O.N.B., C.B.H.F., M.B.A., D. Litt., P.Eng., who served 10 years as Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick from 2003 to 2013. At the May 2013 convocation ceremonies Dr. Currie was honoured as Chancellor Emeritus at the University.
Currie Undergraduate Scholarship: Elegibility
The Curie Undergraduate scholarship is awarded annually to students beginning an undergraduate degree program at the University of New Brunswick upon graduation from a high school in any of the four Atlantic Provinces. The Currie Undergraduate Scholarships are intended to support the education of future leaders. The applicants are therefore asked to submit an essay (not less than 250 words) giving the Selection Committee an indication of their leadership capabilities to date including, but not limited to, school and extra-curricular activities. Required in the essay is evidence of overcoming barriers or difficult situations. Financial need is an important consideration.
Currie Undergraduate Scholarship: Value
The component for the Currie undergraduate value has been stated here. A total of four Currie Undergraduate Scholarships will be awarded.
Value: A total of $65,000 each, awarded as follows:
Year 1: $20,000 Year 3: $15,000
Year 2: $20,000 Year 4: $10,000
NOTE: Recipients are required to live in residence for the first year of their degree program. A scholarship GPA of 3.7 is required each year to renew this scholarship.
HOW TO APPLY
Currie Undergraduate Scholarship: APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications must be received by March 1 2023. If the application deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, please ensure your application is received by UNB on or before the Friday proceeding March 1. The application package may be emailed to the Undergraduate Awards Office as a single PDF, faxed or mailed. The applicant must be able to supply the original documentation to the Undergraduate Awards Office upon request.
The Currie Scholarship Selection Committee will review and select the recipients. The Committee is comprised of Beth Currie Watt, B.P.E. 1993, Mrs. C. Elizabeth Meier, B.A. 1971, M.Sc. 1975, B.Sc.N. 1986 and Taylor Steele B.Sc.E. 2013, Ph.D 2019, P.Eng. 2019.
Ten finalists will be interviewed in Fredericton* on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, 2023. Travel and accommodation will be covered. Attendance is required.
*Safety is UNB’s number one priority. Due to the ongoing, evolving situation with COVID, interviews may take place online. This will be determined closer to the interview date.
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