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The IWK Foundation invites applications for the Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship. This award consists of two non-renewable scholarships valued at $2,500 each.


Eligible applicants are current or former IWK patients who have an academic average of 75% or higher and who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies.


Applicants must submit a minimum 500 word essay answering the following question:
How has your experience at the IWK shaped your goals for the future?


Some points to consider when writing the essay:


  • Why the IWK is special to you
  • Community involvement (both with IWK and beyond)
  • Hopes & dreams for the future
  • How the scholarship will make a difference for you

In addition, applicants must submit two personal references — one from a teacher and one from a representative at the IWK who is familiar with their care journey.



VALUE:   Announced annually. Average value $600 / year.
TERM:  Four (4) years.

1.   Applicant must be a Scotsman, Scotswoman, or be of Scottish decent.

2.   Applicant must have been accepted for entrance to Arts, Science or Applied Science Course at the University.

3.   Financial need to be taken into consideration in deciding among applicants.                   

4.   If the recipient fails to maintain pass-standing he / she, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, may be required to forfeit the Scholarship.


VALUE:   $3000.
TERM: One (1) year.

1.  Must be a member or a son or daughter of a member in good standing of the Highland Society of New Brunswick at Miramichi.

2.   Must be attending a first-year program at a recognized Canadian University.

3.   Financial need to be a consideration in  deciding among applicants.

4.   One-half amount payable in the fall; second half on proof of satisfactory first-term results.


TERM:  One (1) year. (Candidates may re-apply annually)

1.  Relatives of members of Highland Society of N.B. at Miramichi in good standing, (sons, daughters, grandchildren, nephews, nieces).

2.  Must be planning to attend an institution providing post-secondary education.

3.  Financial need to be a consideration in  deciding among applicants.

All applications for Scholarships or Educational Grants must be accompanied by two letters of reference -  and your school or university along with a transcript of your marks from your school or university.


The Eileen Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by the Northumberland Salmon Protection Association (N.S.P.A.). An avid fly-tier and fisherperson, Eileen was a faithful supporter of the Miramichi River and its people. On many occasions she donated her hand-made framed flies to various groups in order to raise funds for the protection and conservation of the Atlantic salmon. Eileen was a Miramichier in every sense of the word and, wherever she travelled, she never forgot her roots and nor her connection to the river.



The N.S.P.A. awards one $500.00 scholarship annually, in June, to a Grade 12 student living on the Miramichi Watershed Drainage. Applicants for this scholarship will be considered based upon the following criteria:


 -Must be furthering their education at a recognized post-secondary institution (a University, Community College or Technical Program)


 -Financial need.


 -Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the Miramichi River, either through volunteer, extra-curricular or community-based activities.


 -A supporting 250-500 word essay discussing the topic “Why is it important to preserve the Miramichi Watershed Drainage?”




A letter will be sent to notify both the successful applicant and the applicant’s school Principal. All applications must be submitted to the address below and will be reviewed by a committee of N.S.P.A. Board members. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 24th, 2019.


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The Scholarship Program is intended to encourage and support women and men pursuing a non-traditional career at a New Brunswick college.


Any occupations in which women or men make up less than 25% of the total workforce is considered "non-traditional".

Scholarships of equal value up to a maximum of $2,000 will be awarded.


Please read the guidelines below to see if you are eligible and for selection criterias.

The online application can be found here:



The due date on this scholarship is May 24th (there are other dates mentioned in the files, May 24th is the correct date).




  1. Graduating from:


¨      Miramichi Valley High School

¨      Carrefour Beausoleil

¨      James M. Hill High School

¨      Blackville High School

¨      North and South Esk Regional

¨      Centre Scolaire et Communautaire Lafontaine de Neguac


  1. Entering University or Community College with a preference in Social Sciences


The following criteria will be considered:


  1. Need
  2. Involvement in the community and extra curricular activities



One Scholarship per region valued at $1000 each are available annually for full time attendance at a Post-Secondary Institution, University or Community College
Those eligible are: 
 1. Union members in good standing with CUPE Local 2745
2. Sons, daughters or legal wards of members in good standing of  CUPE Local 2745                                    

Basis of awards: Consideration will be given to reflection paper, marks, financial need and aptitude.
 Applications must be completed on the current form and must be post marked on or before May 3rd, 2019.

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The Wessex Scholarship is a $5,000 award to commemorate the visit by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to the IWK Health Centre in November 2015.
Eligible applicants will be graduating from an Atlantic Canadian high school and entering a post-secondary health care degree level program at an Atlantic Canadian institution. This scholarship  focuses on the impact of community  service and as such, applicants should be active participants in their community. A minimum grade average of 80 per cent is required. 

Learning financial skills is crucial to future financial freedom.  Since 2004 Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. (CCSAC) has awarded $182,000 to students across Atlantic Canada.  With several $1,000 scholarships available annually, we continue to provide students with the tools to minimize their post-secondary debt and to use credit wisely. Our scholarship is released in January of the following year that it is awarded.


CCSAC Scholarships are open to residents of Atlantic Canada (regardless of age) who will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program in the up-coming academic year. Applications are accepted in both French and English. The scholarship recipients will be required to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment.

The application can be found at:

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Each year, the Assumption Life Foundation gives out 6-7 bursaries of $1 500 to students who attain certain academic standards and who have financial needs. To qualify for one of these bursaries, the applicant needs to be enrolled as a full-time student in a CEGEP or a post-secondary institution, such as college or university. The applicant must also show an average of 70%. These scholarships are offered to Canadian citizens.

The application form for these bursaries must be submitted electronically between January 1st and April 30th of the current year for scholarships for the next Fall semester.

The scholarship application is available at: 


GTI Broker Group’s Leader of the Pack Scholarship program recognizes the contribution of our community builders of tomorrow.  The growth of in the Atlantic Region exemplifies the achievements of people working together in their own communities.  We hope to encourage those qualities of good citizenship and co-operation through this scholarship program.
Awarded annually, the scholarship is valued at $2,000. The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2019.
For more information, visit or one of our 23 locations throughout Atlantic Canada.


• Current resident of NB, NS or NFLD.

• Current Secondary Student (or has graduated within the past 12 months).

• Accepted and entering a Canadian College or University in the 2019/20 academic year.

• Proof of acceptance to at least one Canadian College or University. This does not have to be from the College/University you plan to attend. If you are selected as the scholarship recipient, we will confirm where you will be attending at that time.

The NBTA Credit Union presents a minimum of five education awards of $1000 each, annually.  These awards are available to students whose parents are member-owners of the NBTA Credit Union as well as to any member-owner of the NBTA Credit Union. The awards are non-renewable, but may be re-applied for each year. The awards are contingent on actual full-time enrolment in a postsecondary institution.
The deadline for applications (including transcripts and acceptance letters) to reach the NBTA Credit Union is April 5, 2019.

Information on the award can be found at  OR download the attached application.

The Mary Majka Scholarship Fund was established with the intent to further youth engagement with nature and our natural heritage.  This scholarship is open to New Brunswick students from middle school to those attending an undergraduate program. Awards will be granted on a yearly basis ranging from $250 to $1000. Deadline is March 31st.

 Two types of scholarships are available:

 1) Awarded to a person that is or will be studying in the field of natural sciences with an interest in nature and the environment (awarded as a study scholarship)

 2) Awarded to a youth wanting to further their knowledge in the natural sciences (awarded as a contribution to cover specific expenses such as for workshop participation).

 More information (and application form) is available on our website:


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Pita Pit Miramichi Community Champion Bursary
Amount:   Up to two $1000 Bursaries to be awarded to successful High School Graduate
Criteria:  Any Grade 12 student who has been accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution. The bursaries will be based on individual’s financial need, academic standing and community involvement.
Completed Applications will include:
1. Application Form
2. Transcript of Marks
3. Letter of Acceptance from Post-Secondary Institution
4. Personal Essay
Completed applications must be received by June 1st , 2018

Pita Pit Miramichi
2374 King George Hwy
Miramichi, NB
E1V 6V9
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Posted: April 24, 2018

I received this email from Nichole Stennes, a researcher from She has compiled a handy list of resources for Scholarship applications. The links to her research is below.

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