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Applications Open For JDI NB Leadership Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick

FREDERICTON, NB:  J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce applications for the JDI NB  Leadership Scholarships are now being accepted until March 1, 2022.  

The scholarships will be awarded in May and include six (6) renewable JDI NB Leadership Scholarships to incoming first-year UNB students. Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, this scholarship is one of the university's most prestigious awards .

The programs eligible for the scholarships include UNB Fredericton-based bachelor of computer science, bachelor of information systems, bachelor of science in software engineering, bachelor of science in forestry, and bachelor of science in environment & natural resources; the UNB Saint John-based bachelor of science in computer science and bachelor of information science, as well as two programs offered on both UNB campuses - the bachelor of business administration and bachelor of science in engineering in any discipline.

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

“We are committed to growing the next generation of New Brunswick’s young people and to keeping them home with rewarding careers. UNB has been a partner in this effort for decades and we are proud to have over 800 UNB grads on our team today,” says Linda Speedy, Vice President of Human Resources at J.D. Irving, Limited. “This scholarship program is a great opportunity for the student, the University, and our company in developing the next generation of New Brunswick’s leaders.”

The awards will be presented to students based on academic achievement, self-motivation, commitment to the community, and extracurricular activities, as well as financial need. Those who receive the award may also be offered employment opportunities with J.D. Irving, Limited throughout their degree program and/or upon graduation.

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About J.D. Irving, Limited
Founded in 1882 and proudly headquartered in Saint John, NB, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has diverse operations in Canada and the United States. It has a team of 15,000 dedicated employees, with business units in agriculture, consumer products, forestry and forestry products, retail and distribution, shipbuilding, construction, and transportation. Since its inception over 130 years ago, its employees have continued to build JDI into a diverse group of performance-driven enterprises. It is through a dedicated team using the best practices to make the best products that enables JDI to better serve its customers - at home and around the globe.

About the University of New Brunswick
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is Canada's oldest English-language university and one of the first public universities established in North America. Founded in 1785, the multi-campus institution is home to over 60 research centres and institutes, groups, and ongoing projects. The university offers over 75 undergraduate and graduate programs in 100 disciplines. UNB has over 10,500 students from more than 100 countries, and several thousand more take UNB courses online and at partner institutions around the world.