Currie Scholarship

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The Currie Undergraduate Scholarship (formerly known as the Blake-Kirkpatrick scholarship) is Atlantic Canada's largest undergraduate scholarship, and is awarded to four students each year by the University of New Brunswick.[1] It was established in 2004 by the university's chancellor, Richard Currie.


Applicants should submit an essay (not less than 250 words) to the Selection Committee giving evidence of their leadership capabilities, including (but not limited to) school and extracurricular activities. Also required in the essay is evidence of overcoming barriers or difficult situations. Applications not meeting all three criteria will automatically be disregarded.[2]

Value of the Scholarship[edit]

The value of the scholarship used to depend on the university program chosen by the winner. However, since the Engineering programs have been reduced to four years, the value of the scholarship remains constant from program to program.

Each scholarship winner is awarded $50,000 over four (4) years as follows:[2]

  • Year 1: $15,000
  • Year 2: $13,000
  • Year 3: $12,000
  • Year 4: $10,000

Selection Committee[edit]

The selection committee consists of:

  • Mrs. C. Elizabeth Meier, B.A. ‘71, M.Sc. ‘75, B.Sc.N. ‘86;
  • Rev. James W. Golding L.Th. ‘63;
  • and Dr. Earle W. Wood, B.Sc. ‘59, BEd ‘66, M.A. ‘69, LL.D. ‘98.[2]

Previous winners[edit]

The previous winners by year:


  • Mansa Agbaku O


  • Katie Wallace O
  • Jonathan Kummer E
  • Jeffrey LeBlanc E
  • Emma Jost E
  • Alex Briggs E


  • Justin Lawson (Cail's Mills, NB) O
  • Nikki Chapman (Smithfield, NB) O
  • Shannon LeBlanc (Margaree, NS) E


  • Deidre Allaby (Woodstock, NB) O
  • Michelle Plante (Riverview, NB) E
  • Travis Payne (Bathurst, NB) E
  • Keillor Steeves (Moncton, NB) O


  • Bradley Poirier (Moncton, NB) E
  • Desmond Connolly (Miramichi, NB) O
  • Lauren Henderson (Saint John, NB) O
  • Layton Reynolds (Lutes Mountain, NB) O
  • Taylor Steele (Truro, NS) E


  • Allan Kember (Summerside, PEI) E
  • Laura Higgins (Saint John, NB) O
  • Coleman Ward (Weymouth, NS) E
  • Zach McNeil (Bridgetown, NS) E


  • Jonathan O'Kane (Saint John, NB) O
  • Kristen Murray (Charlottetown, PEI) O
  • Miles Goff (Wickham, NB) O
  • Tyler Edwards (Canterbury, NB) E


  • Ryan Brideau (Miramichi, NB) O
  • Holly Sampson (Glace Bay, NS) E
  • Sarah Schwartz (Deer Lake, NL) O
  • Brandon Wilbur (Hampton, NB) E


  • Sean Hayman (St. Stephen, NB) E
  • Megan Hurley (Hampton, NB) O
  • Brendan Wood (Deer Lake, NL) E
  • Jessica Yeates (Fredericton, NB) O

E - Entering an engineering program.
O - Entering a program other than engineering.


  1. ^ "Atlantic Canada's largest undergrad scholarships awarded", APEGNB, July 4, 2005, retrieved August 16, 2006
  2. ^ a b c "Blake-Kirckpatrick Scholarships Application", University of New Brunswick, retrieved August 16, 2006