Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships awarded to seven students (09/07/02)

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July 2, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Seven university students have been awarded Queen Elizabeth II scholarships for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years, Education Minister Roland Haché announced today.

"I wish to congratulate the students who are being recognized for their academic achievement as they work toward becoming our province's future educators," said Haché.

The $1,000 scholarships are awarded by the Department of Education to students in the third and fourth years of the bachelor of education degree programs at the University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton. Candidate selection is based on the potential a student shows to become an educator, academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, and financial need.

"We're pleased to be able to support these future teachers in becoming leaders in the classroom," said Haché. "Their determination, hard work and innovation will allow them to be better prepared to engage and inspire our students, and contribute to our goal of building the best education system in Canada."

The scholarship recipients are:

The selection committee is composed of representatives of the Department of Education, the New Brunswick Teachers' Association, the Association des enseignantes et enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick, the University of New Brunswick, and the Université de Moncton.

The Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships were established during the 1959 royal visit.


MEDIA CONTACT: Hillary Casey, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-4714.