December 13, 2005
Source: Mount Allison University:
Mount A proud of its Millennium Excellence Award/Canadian Merit Scholarship Winners
SACKVILLE, NB —The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation recently announced its 2005-06 award recipients and there were plenty of Allisonians on the list. Mount Allison University is pleased to announce that several of its students, both new and returning, were recipients of the Canadian Merit Scholarship and the Millennium Excellence Award, two of the most prestigious external awards offered in Canada.
Mount Allison University President Dr. Ken Ozmon says, "The news from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation about this high number of scholarship recipients from Mount Allison is not a surprise to me. Our student body is one that is dynamic and extremely talented, both in the classroom and the community. I’d like to congratulate all recipients and thank them for their many contributions to Mount Allison."
Through the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF), first-year students Michael Currie and Kailea Switzer of Charlottetown, PEI were both new recipients of CMSF National Awards, valued at $6,000 annually for three years. First-year student Sarah Smith of New Maryland, NB was a CMSF Finalist receiving an award of $2,500. Returning students Anne Aubut of Halifax, NS and Natalie Gerum of Dundas, ON also received awards. Anne received a CMSF National Award, valued at $6,000 while Natalie received a CMSF/Weston National Award, valued at $8,000.
Mount Allison also had several students, both new and returning, who received Millennium Excellence Awards from the Foundation. National winners included first-year students Michael Currie of Charlottetown, PEI and Christine McClelland of Oxford, NS who received awards valued at $5,000 renewable for four years. First-year students Elizabeth MacDonald of Stellarton, NS and Sarah Smith of New Maryland, NB were provincial winners, receiving awards valued at $4,000 annually for three years. The University also had several first-year students who were local award winners, receiving one-time awards, valued at $4,000. They are: Nicholas Dubé of Sudbury, ON; Sally Ng of Fredericton, NB; Katie Saulnier of Yarmouth, NS; Bernard Stockermans of Great Village, NS; and Michael Thibodeau of Middleton NS.
Returning Mount Allison student recipients of Millennium Excellence Awards include: Alisha Choisnet of Springhill, NS; Bill McIntyre of Fredericton, NB; Ellen Oakes of Crapaud, PEI; Chelsey Ricketts of Fall River, NS; and Anne Aubut of Halifax, NS who were named national winners, receiving renewable awards, valued at $5,000 annually. Provincial winners, receiving $4,000 were: Matthew Chiasson of Bathurst, NB; Rebecca McMillan of Charlottetown, PEI; and Megan Riordon of Pokeshaw, NB. Returning students Frances Ross of Kingston, ON and John Thaler of New Hamburg, ON were also named award winners, receiving $4,000, renewable for two years. Millennium National Incourse Awards, valued at $4,000 annually for two years were presented to Kirsten Cornelson of Toronto, ON and Laura Wayne of Calgary, AB.
Created by the Canadian government, the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for Canadians to learn, grow, and contribute to their communities. The recipients of the awards are nominated on the basis of four criteria: academic achievement, community service, leadership, and interest in innovation.