The Currie Undergraduate Scholarships were established by Richard James Currie, O.C., O.N.B., C.B.H.F., M.B.A., D. Litt., P.Eng., who served 10 years as Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick from 2003 to 2013. At the May 2013 convocation ceremonies Dr. Currie was honored as Chancellor Emeritus at the University.
These prestigious scholarships are awarded annually to students beginning an undergraduate degree program at the University of New Brunswick upon graduation from a high school in any of the four Atlantic Provinces. The Currie Undergraduate Scholarships are intended to support the education of future leaders.
The applicants are therefore asked to submit an essay (not less than 250 words) giving the Selection Committee an indication of their leadership capabilities to date including, but not limited to, school and extra-curricular activities. Required in the essay is evidence of overcoming barriers or difficult situations. Financial need is an important consideration.
A total of four Currie Undergraduate Scholarships will be awarded.
Value: A total of $65,000 each, awarded as follows:
Year 1: $20,000 Year 3: $15,000
Year 2: $20,000 Year 4: $10,000
How to Apply for this scholarship
Applications must be received by March 1. If the application deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday,
please ensure your application is received by UNB on or before the Friday proceeding March 1. The application package may be emailed to the Undergraduate Awards Office as a single PDF, faxed, or mailed. The applicant must be able to supply the original documentation to the Undergraduate Awards Office upon request.
The Currie Scholarship Selection Committee will review and select the recipients. The Committee is comprised of Beth Currie Watt, B.P.E. 1993, Mrs. C. Elizabeth Meier, B.A. 1971, M.Sc. 1975, B.Sc.N. 1986, and Taylor Steele B.Sc.E. 2013, Ph.D. 2019, P.Eng. 2019.
Ten finalists will be interviewed in Fredericton* on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, 2023. Travel and accommodation will be covered. Attendance is required.
Currie Undergraduate Scholarship
REMINDER TO APPLICANT: Please ensure the following documents are submitted to UNB’s Undergraduate Awards Office as a completed application package:
- Completed and signed the application
Personal statement essay
Letters of recommendation (2) from a teacher, principal, or guidance counselor
Official high school transcript, including your rank in class
- SECTION C: DECLARATION & CONSENT BY APPLICANT AND PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S)
I declare that to the best of my knowledge, the information provided is correct. I consent to the release of the information in this application to be used by the Currie Scholarship Selection Committee and for other scholarship purposes. I allow my Guidance Counsellor to release my information.
*Safety is UNB’s number one priority. Due to the ongoing, evolving situation with COVID, interviews may take place online. This will be determined closer to the interview date.
Director, Undergraduate Awards
University of New Brunswick
3 Bailey Drive, RM 311B
P.O. BOX 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
NOTE: Recipients are required to live in residence for the first year of their degree program.
A scholarship GPA of 3.7 is required each year to renew this scholarship.
‘Stipendium Hungary Scholarship 2023-24’ program.
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