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Beaverbrook Scholars Award

The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year's recipients are Mary Debly, Dominique Drost and Hearty Uy.

The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to outstanding New Brunswick high school graduates pursuing undergraduate degree programs at UNB. Since 1981 the scholarship has provided over $3.25 million in student support.

Mary Debly

Mary Debly comes to UNB from Saint John and is a graduate of Simonds High School. She was on the student council throughout high school and was captain of the field hockey team in grades 10 - 12. Her volunteer experience includes church events and helping at school functions such as the annual haunted house and Remembrance Day ceremonies. Mary has been practicing karate since 2011 and has attained the designation of sensei, or teacher. She will begin a bachelor of arts degree on UNB’s Saint John campus in September.

Dominique Drost

Dominique Drost of Douglas is a graduate of Leo Hayes High School. Co-president and treasurer of the student council, she also runs cross country, leads the science club executive and is both a peer mentor and a peer tutor. Dominique has volunteered with her church and with the Phoenix Learning Centre, a drop-in centre for people experiencing homelessness, and works part-time refereeing volleyball. She will begin a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology in September on UNB’s Fredericton campus.

Hearty Uy

Hearty Uy of Richibucto graduated as valedictorian of her class from Bonar Law Memorial High School, where she played basketball and participated in the drama club and the yearbook committee. She has volunteered with community garbage pickups and tutoring her fellow students, and has assisted with school events such as the telethon, the Walk for Ukraine and student canteen. Hearty will begin a bachelor of nursing degree in September on UNB’s Fredericton campus.


Rose He on how the Beaverbrook Scholars Award impacted her first year.

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.