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Beaverbrook Scholars Award

This scholarship program, originally created by Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship recipients, is now supported by former recipients of both the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship and the Beaverbrook Scholars Award. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is one of the most prestigious scholarships at UNB and attracts the best and brightest to campus.

The tradition continues this year with the addition of new Beaverbrook Scholars including three new recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award. This award will assist Shae-Lynn Blair, Jata MacCabe and Madison Rideout as they pursue their dreams.

Shae-Lynn Blair

Shae-Lynn Blair

Shae-Lynn Blair graduated from McAdam High School, where she played a leadership role as captain of numerous sports teams, including track and field, volleyball and soccer. She also served on the school’s grad class, social, athletic, canteen and yearbook committees as well as on the Student Representative Council.

Shae-Lynn is active in her community, volunteering for the area’s Sands for Seniors program and is described as someone who displays great tenacity and perseverance. Additionally, she has taken part in Encounters With Canada, a youth forum held at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa with participants from across the country. Shae-Lynn is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at UNB Fredericton.

Jata MacCabe

Jata MacCabe

Jata MacCabe graduated from Riverview High School where she was the school’s valedictorian, head delegate of the Model UN, co-captain of the national level school improv team, co-captain of the provincial champion varsity girls’ rugby team and captain of the school’s oratory team. 

She co-created a social enterprise called Agirlculture, to raise awareness of women’s rights in third world countries, and published an article for the Canadian Mathematical Society’s university-level peer reviewed journal on how she combined complex math problem-solving in a fun and engaging way in her modern history class. She displays a drive, creativity and work ethic described as second to none. Jata is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering program at UNB Fredericton.

Madison Rideout

Madison Rideout

Madison Rideout, who graduated from Hampton High School, was chosen to take part in the University of Waterloo’s Women in Computer Science workshop and the New Brunswick Student Leadership Conference. She plays an instrumental leadership role as stage manager for the school’s drama program, which produces two plays each school year. Hampton High was one of five Canadian schools to present a play in Scotland in the summer of 2016. She also acted in the school’s 2017 performance of The Addams Family.

For the past five years, Madison has served as a ski instructor at Poley Mountain Snow School, where she also skied competitively. Madison, the oldest of three children in her family, is enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering program at UNB Fredericton.

With their background of academic success, leadership and community involvement, the trio are poised to continue the tradition of excellence that comes with being a Beaverbrook Scholar.

How to apply

The Beaverbrook Scholars Award, created and maintained by former Beaverbrook Scholars, is awarded to outstanding graduates of New Brunswick high schools who display high academic ability, financial need and make outstanding contributions to their communities.

A total of three Beaverbrook Scholars Awards valued at $48,000 each ($12,000 per year for 4 years) will be awarded.

Apply for UNB Scholarships, including the Beaverbrook Scholars Award.