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Associated Alumni

Alumni Student Leadership Award

The Alumni Student Leadership Award is presented each year to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through involvement in extracurricular activities on campus and in their community.

This award is funded by the Alumni Association but administered by the Office of Undergraduate Awards.

2023 award applications

The 2023 award applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

Candidates are required to:
  • Submit an application to the undergraduate awards office by April 15, 2023
  • Complete a supplementary application required by the UNB Associated Alumni by April 15, 2023

Award Details 

Value: $3,500 (approximately half tuition for the year)
Number: Variable
Duration: One year
Deadline: April 15
Conditions: Awarded to a student who has completed the normal requirements for at least the first year of an undergraduate degree program, with preference given to a student entering his/her final year.

Selection will be made on the basis of evidence of leadership experiences as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular activities benefiting student life and the surrounding community which indicate the potential to advance the interests of the Associated Alumni after graduation, and successful academic achievement. The recipient may retain this scholarship while enrolled in a UNB articulated degree program and attending the partnering institution.

2022 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of the Alumni Student Leadership Award, proudly funded by the UNB Associated Alumni.

Houda El HajjaouiHouda is a chemical engineering student who has been actively involved on campus and in the community. She is the Communications Director for Shades of Change, an organization designed to advocate for a kinder and more respectful environment for people of colour. Houda has also taken on many leadership roles such as Events Director and Councilor for the Engineering Society.

"Staying here at UNB and pursuing my passion in renewable energy while also being able to be an important part of this community has been a special moment in my life that I hope will last as long as possible."

Callum HunterCallum, a Renaissance College student, has been heavily involved in her faculty and campus life. She has served as a residence proctor and represented UNB in the community through her volunteer work with Hospice and L’Arche.

"I am truly so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to get to know my UNB community better, and I hope that my engagement in my faculty and in residence have helped others to find their place and their passion here as well."

Kate PalmerKate is a science student on the UNB Fredericton campus, who is not afraid to tackle uncomfortable topics to improve student life. Kate’s involvement on campus includes advocating for mental and menstrual health. Her community volunteer work includes Liberty Lane, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

"My experience has deeply instilled my sense of pride in the UNB community, and I hope my contributions leave a long-lasting impact."

Ridhi SharmaRidhi, a nursing student on the UNB Fredericton campus, has previously served as the Student Union’s VP Internal in addition to holding many other student and volunteer roles. Ridhi is committed to student wellness, supporting diversity, and advocating for academic resources for students.

"I am proud to be part of the UNB community and will continue advocating for student experiences and further serve the community provincially and nationally."

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