Fredericton Chamber Awards Annual Scholarship

FREDERICTON,​ ​NB​ ​​–​ ​The​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce​ ​has​ ​proudly​ ​awarded​ ​its​ ​annual post-secondary​ ​scholarship​ ​to​ ​Brianna​ ​Corey​ ​of​ ​Fredericton.

A​ ​high​ ​academic​ ​achiever,​ ​talented​ ​musician​ ​and​ ​tireless​ ​volunteer,​ ​Brianna​ ​is​ ​off​ ​to​ ​study​ ​pre-med​ ​at Bishop’s​ ​University.​ ​Awarded​ ​the​ ​distinctions​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Black​ ​Kat​ ​Scholar​ ​and​ ​Duke​ ​of​ ​Edinburgh​ ​Award recipient,​ ​Brianna​ ​is​ ​a​ ​well-rounded​ ​student​ ​poised​ ​for​ ​success​ ​with​ ​her​ ​post-secondary​ ​studies.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​a past​ ​recipient​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Royal​ ​Conservatory​ ​of​ ​Music​ ​Gold​ ​Award​ ​winner​ ​on​ ​two​ ​separate​ ​occasions,​ ​she has​ ​volunteered​ ​with​ ​Theatre​ ​New​ ​Brunswick​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​an​ ​instructor​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​Speed​ ​Skating Club.

“Brianna​ ​is​ ​an​ ​extraordinary​ ​young​ ​person​ ​-​ ​representing​ ​the​ ​best​ ​that​ ​Fredericton​ ​has​ ​to​ ​offer,”​ ​said Keir​ ​Clark,​ ​chamber​ ​president.​ ​“In​ ​fact,​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​applicants​ ​for​ ​our​ ​scholarship​ ​could​ ​have​ ​been deserving​ ​recipients,​ ​but​ ​simply​ ​put,​ ​she​ ​was​ ​the​ ​best​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best.​ ​Now​ ​we​ ​are​ ​hoping​ ​that​ ​she​ ​comes home​ ​to​ ​practice​ ​medicine​ ​in​ ​a​ ​few​ ​years!”

Administered​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​Community​ ​Foundation,​ ​recipients​ ​of​ ​the​ ​scholarship​ ​are​ ​selected​ ​by​ ​a panel​ ​of​ ​Fredericton​ ​chamber​ ​past-presidents.

“Each​ ​year​ ​a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​highly-deserving​ ​students​ ​applies​ ​for​ ​our​ ​scholarship​ ​and​ ​it​ ​is​ ​so​ ​difficult​ ​to choose,”​ ​added​ ​Krista​ ​Ross,​ ​chamber​ ​CEO.​ ​“That’s​ ​why​ ​we​ ​engage​ ​a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​our​ ​past​ ​presidents​ ​to​ ​help make​ ​the​ ​decisions.​ ​It’s​ ​also​ ​a​ ​great​ ​way​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​our​ ​former​ ​presidents​ ​involved​ ​with​ ​the​ ​chamber​ ​-​ ​even in​ ​their​ ​retirement.”

The​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce’s​ ​scholarship​ ​​ ​was​ ​created​ ​in​ ​2013​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​a​ ​deserving student​ ​who​ ​has​ ​made​ ​a​ ​significant​ ​positive​ ​contribution​ ​to​ ​the​ ​betterment​ ​of​ ​their​ ​school​ ​and​ ​/​ ​or community​ ​at​ ​the​ ​same​ ​time​ ​has​ ​demonstrated​ ​sound​ ​academic​ ​achievement.​ ​The​ ​fund​ ​is​ ​held​ ​and managed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​Community​ ​Foundation.

Brianna​ ​received​ ​her​ ​scholarship​ ​at​ ​the​ ​chamber’s​ ​annual​ ​golf​ ​tournament​ ​on​ ​August​ ​24,​ ​2017.

With more than 950 members, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest chambers of commerce. A dynamic business organization, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is actively engaged in policy development that affects the competitiveness of our members and of the Canadian business environment.
Contact: Krista Ross, CEO – (506) 458-8006