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Giving to UNB



Jacob Wall

Jacob Wall of Waasis, NB, was the first recipient of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Scholarships create opportunities for students by opening doors that provide access to education. This award made it possible for Jacob to attend university. Jacob credits the scholarship with allowing him to focus on his studies without worrying about his finances. 

"This scholarship means more to me than you can imagine," said Jacob, in 2015. "It is an amazing opportunity to stay at home and get a great education."

During his UNB years, Jacob worked for JDI every summer. After graduating in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, Jacob accepted a full-time role with Irving Pulp and Paper as an Associate Environmental Engineer. 

"The JDI NB Scholarship got my foot in the door of a great company and for that I'm forever grateful.  This has kept me in my home province, close to my friends and family, while being
able to use my degree."  – Jacob Wall

Ashlyn Moody

Ashlyn Moody of Blackville, NB, was awarded a JDI NB Scholarship at UNB in 2016 and said the four-year scholarship opened many doors to help her achieve her goals.

At the end of her second year, Ashlyn was hired as a process engineering intern at JDI's Grand Lake Timber for the summer of 2018 and held that position again the following year.

Ashlyn's experience as an intern for JDI prepared her well for future employment opportunities. In 2020 she graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, then accepted a full-time position as maintenance coordinator in the Sawmills Division with Grand Lake Timber. In October 2021, Ashlyn was promoted to maintenance superintendent.

"I've gotten to see a lot, do a lot, and learn a lot. I want to stay here, have a family, have a career right here, so having the JDI NB Scholarship is a big reason that that's actually possible right now." – Ashlyn Moody