Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program (QES)

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program, which was formed by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Canada’s Community Foundation Network, will help develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders, both locally and globally.  The QEScholarships are part of UNB's International Internship Program and encourages students to address pressing local, national and global development challenges.

Program components:

Component #1:  Scholarships for UNB graduate students to conduct research or an academic exchange in ODA Commonwealth Countries

Component #2:  Internships for UNB undergraduate / graduate students to complete internships with ODA Commonwealth partners.

Component #3:  Scholarships for students from the Commonwealth countries to study at UNB

Program Objectives and Expected Outcomes:

The purpose of the Canadian QES program is to activate a dynamic community of global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry and professional experience

The objective of the program are to:
  1. Develop global citizens through enriched academic, professional and cross-cultural experiences
  2. Activate a new generation of enterprising leaders in Canada and around the Commonwealth through facilitating lasting local and global community engagement
  3. Enhance collaborative capacity and deepen peer relationships among Queen Elizabeth Scholars to enrich the program experience and facilitate personal and professional growth
Expected Outcomes of the program are:
  1. Increased knowledge and skills through academic and professional experiences of young leaders from the Commonwealth
  2. Enhanced networking between Canadians and fellow citizens of the Commonwealth
  3. Increased contributions to local and global communities by young leaders in Canada and the Commonwealth