Source: University of New Brunswick - Saint
Blake-Kirkpatrick Undergraduate Scholarships Awarded
October 18, 2006
October 18, 2006
UNB Fredericton News Release: D726
Tina English, Student Recruitment and Integrated Marketing (506) 453-4793
As a result of a generous gift from alumnus Richard James Currie, the
University of New Brunswick has awarded four prestigious Blake-Kirkpatrick
Undergraduate Scholarships for study in the 2006-07 academic year.
Tyler John Edwards, who graduated from Canterbury High School and Jonathon
Michael O’Kane who graduated from Saint John High School, were each awarded
a Blake-Kirkpatrick Undergraduate Scholarship in Engineering valued at
$55,000 over five years. Mr. Edwards and Mr. O’Kane are currently studying
on UNB’s Fredericton campus in engineering programs.
Kristen Murray who graduated from Charlottetown Rural High School and Miles
Trevor Goff who graduated from Belleisle Regional High School were awarded a
Blake-Kirkpatrick Undergraduate Scholarship valued at $45,000 over four
years. Ms. Murray is currently studying on UNB’s Fredericton campus in the
science program and Mr. Goff is currently enrolled in the arts program also
on Fredericton campus.
The four students selected demonstrated outstanding academic achievement,
significant leadership in their schools and communities, and the ability to
overcome challenges in their lives.
The Blake-Kirkpatrick Undergraduate Scholarship was established by Richard
J. Currie, one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders, who was
installed as chancellor of the University of New Brunswick in May 2003. Dr.
Currie, who was a Beaverbrook Scholar at UNB, is a native of Saint John and
currently serves as the chairman of BCE Inc. He is a member of the Canadian
Business Hall of Fame and, for his leadership of Loblaw Companies Ltd. and
George Weston Ltd., was recognized as CEO of the year in 2001. The
Blake-Kirkpatrick Scholarship, named in honour of Dr. Currie’s grandmothers,
is UNB’s most prestigious renewable award. It is open to students beginning
a degree program upon graduating from a high school in any of the four
Atlantic provinces and is intended to support the education of future
leaders. A rigorous application and selection process is required of the
candidates. For more information, see www.unb.ca/scholarships.
The university and its donors are pleased to provide financial support to
students through the granting of scholarships. For information about
contributing to a UNB scholarship program, please contact the Office of
development and Donor Relations at 1- 877-UNB Give (862-4483).
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