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Beaverbrook Scholars Award

The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, another chapter in saluting and rewarding New Brunswick’s most outstanding students for their academic abilities and community involvement.

This year’s recipients are Joseph Augustine of Red Bank, Madeline Carr of Stanley, and Megan Fraser of Arthurette. Awarded to outstanding graduates of New Brunswick high schools beginning an undergraduate degree program at UNB, the award is valued at $50,000 over four years.

"Lord Beaverbrook played an integral role in the development of our university as well as the entire province of New Brunswick. His impact, through this scholarship program, is one of the many highlights of his lasting legacy at UNB,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell. "We offer our congratulations to each of these three deserving scholars and wish them the best as they embark on their post-secondary careers.”

Since 1920, the Beaverbrook Scholarships have been awarded at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarship program was initiated by Sir William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, PC, ONB to help shape future leaders. Former scholars worked together in 1979 to establish the modern-day Beaverbrook Scholars Awards to honour their former benefactor - Lord Beaverbrook - after his passing, so that they could continue the tradition of helping shape future leaders the same way that he did.

“Each year, the students who received the award are shining examples of leadership in the classroom and in their community. This year is no exception,” said Charles Haché, chair of the Beaverbrook Scholars Committee. “With their success to date, this year’s recipients continue in the tradition of excellence that comes with being a Beaverbrook Scholar.”

The Beaverbrook Scholars are a strong network of leaders who have helped institute important advancements in many local, provincial and national sectors.

Joseph Augustine

Joseph Augustine graduated from North and South Esk High School in Sunny Corner, where he was student council president, valedictorian, and member of the grad class committee and received a Governor General’s bronze medal. He is an active volunteer, tutor and mentor and is part of initiatives developed to raise awareness for mental health. Additionally, he plays a number of sports, including hockey and basketball.

Joseph is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program on the Fredericton campus.

Madeline Carr

Madeline Carr graduated from Stanley High School where she held various roles on student council, including president. She participated in the yearbook committee, the school writing club, cross country, was president of the Teens Against Distracted Driving initiative and competed on the school’s Environthon team, an environmental leadership group which won four consecutive New Brunswick championships and took part in an international competition in Idaho.

Madeline is enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies through Renaissance College on the Fredericton campus.

Megan Fraser

Megan Fraser graduated from Tobique Valley High School as the school’s valedictorian and Governor General’s medal winner. She served in many roles on student council, including co-president and was a member of the grad class executive, drama club and yearbook committee. She also played an instrumental role in the anti-bullying program, Beyond the Hurt.

Outside the classroom, she is a mentor and an athlete, most notably as a member of the varsity volleyball team, and participated in numerous fundraisers to assist causes at the local and international level. Megan is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program on the Fredericton campus.

The current and past Beaverbrook Scholars will welcome the new students to UNB at their annual dinner on Sept. 26 at the Lady Beaverbrook Residence in Fredericton.

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 $50,000 each ($12,500 per year for 4 years) will be awarded.

Apply for UNB Scholarships, including the Beaverbrook Scholars Award.