JDI and UNB Celebrate Four New Scholarship Recipients in New Brunswick

November 2, 2015:

Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to celebrate the awarding of four (4) scholarships to talented UNB students on the Saint John and Fredericton campuses.

The recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB are:

Randi Watson of Hazelton, 4th year Computer Science, UNB Fredericton
Kyle Woods of Moncton, 2nd year Chemical Engineering, UNB Fredericton
Lucas Loughead of Grand Bay-Westfield, 4th year Business Administration, UNB Saint John 
Kylor Doyle of Rothesay, 2nd year Business Administration, UNB Saint John

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These scholarships to continuing students in 2015 are valued at $8,000 per year, and are renewable, based on academic performance, until graduation.

The scholarships are funded by a $1 million gift made in 2007 by J.D. Irving, Limited to UNB that will allow the most talented students to fully apply themselves to their course work and to better prepare for their future careers.

“This scholarship is literally life-changing. It is an honour to be selected and it means a lot to me, my family, and my future,” said Lucas Loughead, a fourth year Bachelor of Business Administration student at UNB Saint John.

“We are committed to growing the potential of New Brunswick’s young people and to keeping them home with rewarding careers,” said Colleen Baxter, Vice President of Human Resources at J.D. Irving, Limited.  “We are proud to have over 600 UNB grads on our team and 94% of them are working here in New Brunswick.  We value our partnership with UNB and our shared efforts to develop the next generation of New Brunswick’s leaders.  We look forward to the next award of scholarships in the new year and encourage incoming UNB students from New Brunswick to apply before the March 1, 2016 deadline.” 

In 2016, up to four $32,000 JDI NB Scholarships will be awarded to incoming first-year UNB students. These entrance scholarships are valued at $8,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years based on academic performance.

The programs eligible for the JDI NB scholarships include the following:

UNB Fredericton 
Bachelor of Business Administration 
Bachelor of Computer Science 
Bachelor of Information Systems 
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering 
Bachelor of Science in Forestry 
Bachelor of Science in Environment & Natural Resources 
Bachelor of Science in Engineering

UNB Saint John 
Bachelor of Business Administration 
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 
Bachelor of Information Sciences 
Bachelor of Science in Engineering   

"New Brunswick's future is tied to the opportunities available to its young people,” said Eddy Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor, UNB.  "We deeply appreciate JDI's generous support for our best and brightest students through this scholarship program.  It not only furthers their education, it also offers confidence that there is a place for them in the provincial economy.” 

For further information and to apply for the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB, visit: http://www.unb.ca/scholarships/highschool/jdi-nb-scholarship.html

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UNB Fredericton Campus
Left to right: Colleen Baxter, VP Human Resources, J.D. Irving, Limited; Kyle Woods, Scholarship Recipient; Randi Watson, Scholarship Recipient; Dr. Jane Fritz, Interim VP Fredericton (Academic), UNB.


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UNB Saint John Campus
Left to right: Dr. Laurelle LeVert, Associate Vice President (Saint John), UNB; Lucas Loughead, Scholarship Recipient; Kylor Doyle, Scholarship Recipient; Colleen Baxter, VP Human Resources, J.D. Irving, Limited.



CONTACTS:

Mary Keith 
Vice President, Communications
J.D. Irving, Limited
Office: 506.632-5122 
Cell: 506.650-8209
keith.mary@jdirving.com 

Natasha Ashfield 
Communications Officer 
University of New Brunswick 
Office: 506.447-3012 
Cell: 506.260-4851
natasha.ashfield@unb.ca