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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.

I’m with, a website dedicated to conducting data driven and unbiased research about topics that can help make an impact in people's lives. We have just finished a study that I wanted to share with you to see if it could be valuable for students and families in your community.

I'm guessing that like us, you too have noticed there is no shortage of information about the numerous scholarships available to students. In the course of our research, we found a common pain point among students was finding tools to sort through all the available scholarships to find those that would be most applicable to their situation. So we spent over 200 hours researching 17 of the most popular scholarship search platforms that are currently available. We analyzed and audited them using five core metrics to identify key functionality, research tools, and useful student resources.

You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:

We're trying to raise awareness around the barriers that hinder students from pursuing their college education and wanted to see if you could help us. We would appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with you to share these free guides anywhere on your website so that students and their families can have access to these resources. 

**This application is also available in the filing cabinet in guidance



The Gerry Cormier Memorial Scholarship will be $500.00, to be awarded annually.

The scholarship is exclusive to students attending James M. Hill and Miramichi Valley High Schools


 Terms & Conditions of Eligibility


1.         The program offers these scholarships to a student graduating from James M. Hill or Miramichi Valley High School and entering an accredited post-secondary institution.


2.         A Scholarship Committee will meet in June each year to make the selections.


3.         Selection will be based on academic standing, participation in school related activities, community service, character and financial need.


4.         All decisions of the Committee will be final.


5.         Payment of the award to one successful applicants will be made in the amount of $500 for each school mentioned above, upon proof of enrolment in an accredited post-secondary institution.  


6.         Please arrange to provide to us, separate from this application two (2) letters of reference – 1) academic 2) personal from non-relative


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The application and criteria are listed as follows:

This award is focused on helping New Brunswick students live and work in the province following graduation.

We are looking for students who exemplify the idea of NB Proud; youth with a desire to pursue their passion in New Brunswick along with a positive view of the future for themselves and the province.

ONB will present 12 awards for $1,000 each to New Brunswick students entering their first year of post-secondary education in the province.

In order to apply, students must answer the following questions in a 200-250 word essay:

  • Why is it important for you to work and live in New Brunswick after graduation?
  • How do you feel you will contribute to building a stronger and more vibrant province?


This list is available in the guidance department. It is used by students to determine which scholarships they qualify for. Applications for each of these scholarships is then taken from the filing cabinet.

Recently added scholarships are on the last page (not in alphabetical order).

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Application available in the Guidance filing cabinet

 - Open to Graduates of JMH residing in Hardwicke, Baie Ste. Anne or Escuminac area

- Pursuing post-secondary for at least a one year program

- primary consideration given to financial need

- secondary consideration given to academic achievement

Both of these applications can be found in the filing cabinet in the guidance department and can be turned into the office by May 15th:

 1) Miramichi Chapter #44 Order of the Eastern Star Award $100

- Open to grads of JMH who are entering a post-secondary program (college or university) in the fall.

- Good academics


2) Douglastown Lions Club Cyril Mullin Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00

- Open to students who live in the Douglastown area of the Douglastown Lions Club

- Selection based on financial need and character

- Applicants must show that they have contributed something to their school through participation.

This awards program focuses on students whose parents/guardians belong to local work unions affiliated with the NBFL.
How do you know if you qualify? Ask your parents if they (or their Union) belong to the New Brunswick Federation of Labour (or you can open the "Union Reference Page" to see which labour unions are included in NBFL.
Here is the information for each award:


Awards Program 2018

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is pleased to announce its annual awards program. A brief description of the various awards, bursaries and scholarships offered follows. Additional details including eligibility and selection criteria can be found in the application forms. All awards have a value of $500.

James A. Whitebone Memorial Scholarships

These two scholarships (2) are available to students entering their first year of post secondary studies. Eligible are members, or their children, who belong to local unions affiliated with the NBFL. The application deadline is June 30th .

Tim McCarthy Environment Prize

This prize (1) is open to NBFL members or their children, who are pursuing higher education in fields relating to environmental protection and education. Applicants may be in their first or subsequent years of post secondary studies. The application deadline is June 30th .

NBFL Solidarity Bursaries

These two awards (2) are open to any person regardless of union membership pursuing post secondary education full-time or enrolled in high school at the grade 12 level. Funded by AIL Canada, a unionized insurance provider, they serve to promote greater awareness and understanding of the value of unions. The application deadline is June 30th.

J. Harold Stafford Humanitarian Award

This award (1) is to assist with funding for worthwhile union and community projects. Eligible for consideration are local union members and labour councils affiliated with the NBFL undertaking labour history projects, labour libraries, Day of Mourning monuments, etc., as well retraining programs owing to plant downsizing or closures. The application deadline is June 30th.

Dermot Kingston Life Long Learning Award

The purpose of this award is to encourage and support continuous training and literacy programs for workers. Eligible for consideration are NBFL affiliates, as well as provincial and community organizations undertaking or sponsoring, partially or fully, literacy projects and workplace related training activities including union developed programs. The application deadline is June 30th .

All enquiries regarding the Scholarships should be directed to:

New Brunswick Federation of Labour

9-150 Edmonton Ave, Moncton, NB E1C 3B9

Telephone: 506-857-2125 / Fax: 506-383-1597


Posted: April 9, 2018

Three separate scholarships are listed here: Two Dairy Farmers of NB and the George B. Whalen Memorial.

 To qualify you must be entering some degree or diploma program relating to agriculture or to the dairy industry.

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One graduate from each High School will receive the $2000 Big Brothers Big Sisters / Boys & Girls Club Scholarship.
Criteria for selection:
1) Financial need: you need financial support to go to College or University.
Tell us about your situation and include the paperwork listed in the application.
2) Volunteering – you give your time to help others.
Tell us about your volunteer work; where do you help out in the community?
You are eligible to apply for this Scholarship if you are graduating from:
Miramichi Valley High School
North & South Esk Regional
James M Hill
Carrefour Beausoleil
Blackville School
To be eligible for the scholarship you must:
 demonstrate financial need to go to post-secondary school
 be a 2018 High School Graduate
 be registered in a program at a University, College, or Trade School for the next school year
 maintain a minimum average of 75%
To be considered for this scholarship you must provide:
 a completed and signed application form, including the expenses and income information
 a document that indicates financial need (Current pay stub and Line 150 Taxable Income as stated on the most recent Notice of Assessment)
 2 letters of references: 1) who knows you personally 1) who will validate your volunteer involvement
 a copy of your most recent school transcript
 a copy of your letter of acceptance from your University, College or Trade School
Application deadline is May 1, 2018.
Easy to apply:
*(Don’t forget to include all attachments)
Hard copy application:
Drop it off or mail it to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters / Boys & Girls Club
115 Maher Street Miramichi, NB E1N 4B4
 Scan & email it to:


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External Scholarship List - updated April 20th