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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:

**originally emailed to the grad list on April 3rd



 Must be registered as a full-time student in a first-year program of a post-secondary school by September following the school year of applications

  • Must provide an official document from their academic institution confirming that they are accepted for the following academic year and indicating that a diploma or degree is underway
  • Must have sponsorship from an educator that knows the applicant at the same school (secondary school), and a reference letter from him/her
  • Must include a motivational letter outlining your reasons for application, your goals, and relevant background
  • Must provide an up-to-date transcript of their academic records.
  • Must submit a resume.


    $1000 will be awarded to one student in the Miramichi Region (MVHS, JMH, NSER, BHS and Carrefour Beausoleil).

**originally emailed to the grad list on March 29th


The City of Miramichi inside workers CUPE Local 3863 offers a $500 bursary for students attending any University, College or Community College with a preference given to sons and daughters or legal wards of members of CUPE Local 3863.

completed application is due April 30th, 2018

**originally emailed to the grad list on March 20th

2018-2019 New Brunswick Public Colleges Entrance Scholarship includes students who are applying to NBCC, CCNB or the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD)

 See below: 

I am pleased to inform you that the New Brunswick Public Colleges Entrance Scholarship is available for this academic year 2018-2019 for students who would like to attend the New Brunswick Community College, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design or the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick. 


I would greatly appreciate if you would inform your 2017 graduating students that they can now apply by completing the fillable form (enclosed and on ). They have to submit their application (paper format) to your high school Guidance Office by May 27 for your review.


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Through the generosity of Ronald V. Joyce, the University of New Brunswick has established The Joyce Foundation Access Bursaries.  The Joyce Foundation is proud to annually fund high school entrance bursaries valued at $20,000 ($5,000 renewable per year for up to 4 years).  This support will assist young Atlantic Canadians (preference to New Brunswick residents) achieve their academic goals.
As someone who works very closely with students, we are seeking your recommendations for students (one per campus) at your school who would be ideal candidates for the Joyce Bursary. Following is the bursary criteria:
               Bursaries will be awarded based on financial need and personal circumstances;
               Students must be enrolled in a full-time (4 courses or 12 credit hours in each term) undergraduate program of study at UNB;
               Renewal is based on maintaining good academic standing (minimum assessment year GPA of 2.0);
               Recipient must commit to work with at least one mentor in an extracurricular activity throughout their program of study;
               Bursaries awarded are to be applied against tuition and ancillary fees.
I have attached the bursary application.  Please have the student you are recommending complete the form.  For those students attending UNB Saint John, please return the form to my attention, Renea Leskie.  For UNB Fredericton students, please forward to Shelley Clayton or Kelly Waugh.  All contact information can be found at the bottom of the application.
The deadline for submission is 4pm, Friday, April 6, 2018.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Have a great day,
Renea D. Leskie
Student Services
Financial Aid & Student Employment
T 506 648-5765 F 506 648-5816

The Sweet Caroline Foundation supports community awareness, education, research, and the availability of life saving treatment in our relentless pursuit to end death and disability caused by anaphylaxis.


2018 Scholarship Guidelines and Regulations

The Sweet Caroline Foundation is offering a scholarship competition open to residents of New Brunswick (regardless of age) who will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  1. The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited institution for the 2018-2019 academic year. The winning essay applicants will be required to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment.


  1. The applicant does not need to have food allergies to be eligible to apply, however; must have a strong understanding of food allergies and be involved in raising awareness and educating others.


  2. Selected recipients will demonstrate a strong commitment and creative approach to raising awareness and educating others about life threatening allergies.


  3. A 500 word essay must be included along with the application and should include how the applicant has raised awareness and educated others about allergies and anaphylaxis, whom the applicant has reached through their efforts and how long the applicant has been involved in raising awareness.


  4. Submissions must be computer-generated on white paper with double spacing. They must have at least 1” margins and use a 12 point font.


  5. The applicant’s name, address, location or other identifying information MUST NOT be included in the essay. Identifying information should only appear on the application entry form.


  6. Materials must be postmarked, regular delivery, no later than June 8th, 2018.


  7. Do not contact the judges concerning this competition. Blind judging will be done.


  8. Previous years’ recipients are eligible to apply again with the understanding that they are submitting new initiatives they have begun.


Only submissions that conform to the guidelines will be considered. Submissions must be mailed to Sweet Caroline Foundation, PO Box 4582, Rothesay NB, E2E 5X3. Winners will be notified by the end of June 2017. Winning essays may be posted on the Sweet Caroline Foundation web page. If awarded, proof of enrolment in the 2018-2019 academic year must be provided to receive the scholarship amount.

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:

Thank you!

Logo (small)Breanna Capobianco | Executive Assistant
259 Brunswick St. Suite 103, Fredericton, NB E3B 1G8 | 506-459-4209

Posted: March 2, 2018















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