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Daryl Branscombe Scholarsip

Annual golf tournament raises $1 million for UNB scholarships

Spirits were high at the fifth and final DKB Golf Tournament on Sept. 9, culminating in a total of $1 million raised in support of student scholarship funds. The DKB Golf Tournament was established by Fredericton business leader and humanitarian Daryl K. Branscombe (BT’71, DLitt’16).

It commemorates the lives of his children, Michael and Anthony Branscombe, who both died in their 20s of a rare autoimmune disease. Each year, the proceeds of the tournament and the accompanying dinner have been invested in the Branscombe Scholarships in memory of Michael and Anthony.

The day’s highlight came at dinner when Branscombe presented UNB President Paul Mazerolle with a ceremonial cheque for $1 million. This cheque signified the total amount raised in support of the two scholarships – through fundraising and through the New Brunswick University Opportunities Fund – since 1996.

The Michael C. Branscombe Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate Fredericton campus student in the faculty of science who is majoring in biology and whose career plans have the potential to ease human suffering. Since it was first awarded in 1999, the scholarship has benefited 24 different students.

The Anthony W. Branscombe Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Fredericton campus student who has completed at least the first year of the bachelor of arts program and who has declared a major, or applied for honours, in English while demonstrating an interest in creative writing. It has been awarded since 2014, benefitting seven different students.

President Mazerolle thanked Daryl Branscombe for his years of dedication in organizing the annual golf tournaments. “We at UNB are united by the knowledge that our work creates positive change,” he says. “It is vital that we equip our students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to thrive; the support of individuals like Daryl and his dedicated team of fundraisers make a world of difference to the students who benefit from these awards.”