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Apply by March 1st for the $32,000.00 JDI NB Scholarship at UNB!


J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are currently accepting applications for the J. D. Irving, Limited NB Scholarships at UNB until March 1, 2019. These scholarships are valued at $8,000 per year and are renewable, based on academic performance, up to four years for a total of $32,000.

Awarded the first JDI NB Scholarship at UNB in 2015, Jacob shares the story of his reaction when he found he'd have $8,000 a year towards his education:



Previous winner Ashlyn Moody spent this summer working as a co-op student with us at our Sawmill in Chipman, NB. Learn about her experience and how the scholarship is impacting her education and career:



New Brunswick students starting their academic careers in the following eligible programs are invited to apply:

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 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

Selection is made on the basis of academic achievement, self-motivation, contribution to community/extra-curricular activities and financial need. 

Funded from a $1 million gift made to UNB in 2007 by J.D. Irving, Limited, these scholarships are intended to allow the most talented New Brunswick students to apply themselves more fully to their course work and to better prepare for their future careers. 

“Supporting our youth is an investment in the future of New Brunswick," said Eddy Campbell, UNB president. “We deeply appreciate JDI’s continued support of our students through this scholarship program." 


See what past recipients said about their win:

“This scholarship will give me an opportunity to study away from home at a truly amazing engineering university. I am very excited for the upcoming academic year, and look forward to representing J.D. Irving as a scholarship recipient.”  

  • Noah Hartery, of Grand-Bay Westfield, Engineering, UNB Fredericton

“Having been given the honour of receiving the JDI NB Scholarship I feel that all of my hard work has paid off. Thanks to the amazing generosity of JDI, the pursuit of my dream career in helping further our province has become significantly easier.”  

  • Bailey McFadden, of Perth-Andover, Engineering, UNB Fredericton

 “This scholarship meant giving me better opportunities to pursue the career that I want to have. It is also incentive to work hard on my schooling and perform the best that I can.”  

  • Alex Tozer, of Miramichi, Engineering, UNB Fredericton

“Finding out that I’d won the JDI scholarship was some of the best news I’ve ever received. I’m not sure who was more excited that day, my family or me! I’m really excited about heading to UNB this fall.  I’ve done my research and know that UNB’s Forestry program is nationally recognized as one of the best.” 

  • Caleb Waite, of Belleisle Creek, Forestry, UNB Fredericton

Other past recipients include:

  • Desiree Isaac-Pictou of Ugpi'Ganjig: Eel River Bar First Nation, Business Administration, UNB Fredericton
  • Caroline Burpee, of Jacksonville, Mechanical Engineering, UNB Fredericton
  • Ashlyn Moody, of Blackville, Chemical Engineering, UNB Fredericton
  • Cameron Arthurs, of Kingston Peninsula, Forestry, UNB Fredericton
  • Randi Watson, of Hazelton, Computer Science, UNB Fredericton
  • Kyle Woods, of Moncton, Chemical Engineering, UNB Fredericton
  • Lucas Loughead, of Grand Bay-Westfield, Business Administration, UNB Saint John
  • Kylor Doyle, of Rothesay, Business Administration, UNB Saint John
  •  Jacob Wall, of Waasis, Chemical Engineering, UNB Fredericton


Apply for the $8,000 renewable scholarship today!