31 August 2021—For immediate release
FREDERICTON, NB—The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its annual post-secondary scholarship recipients for 2021: Brooke Ingraham, Hannah Cameron and Maria Amalia Cordova. The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce awards this scholarship to a full or part time employee of a member in good standing of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce; or to the child, spouse or partner of a member or their employee.
“We’ve been awarding our annual scholarship for almost 10 years now and it’s an initiative our organization is very proud of and something I personally look forward to,” said Krista Ross, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce CEO. “It is also a great reason to engage with our past presidents as they form our selection committee and while we all wish we could give scholarships to every applicant, they take great pride in carefully reviewing the applications and making their recommendations.”
The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship was created in 2013 to recognize a deserving student who has made a positive contribution to the betterment of their school and community, while demonstrating sound academic achievement. The fund is held and managed by the Fredericton Community Foundation.
The scholarship recipients were announced and presented at the chamber’s annual golf tournament on 26 August 2021.
Brooke is entering her fourth year of a nursing degree at UNB and has been a top student and volunteer throughout her academic career. Brooke has been volunteering since a young age, including with the Oromocto Food Bank, breakfast & lunch programs at school, the SPCA and York Care Centre. After graduation she hopes to work in pediatrics and has plans to pursue a master’s degree in nursing.
Hannah is heading to Dalhousie’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders this fall to begin a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, having already completed an accelerated undergraduate degree at UNB’s Renaissance College. She has extensive experience working and volunteering with organizations that provide this kind of help such as Camp Rotary, Autism Connections and with Horizon Health.
Maria is a St. Thomas University graduate and a candidate for UNB’s Master of Economics, studying population growth in Atlantic Canada. Maria was also a policy intern for the chamber during the summer of 2020. Maria has top marks academically and volunteers as president of her school’s economics society. She is interested in learning more about Atlantic Canada’s demographic challenges and providing solutions.
The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, a nationally accredited organization with nearly 1,000 members, is an active business organization engaged in policy development and advocacy that affects the competitiveness of our members and the Canadian business environment. The Chamber’s vision is ‘Community Prosperity Through Business’.
Contact: Krista Ross, CEO – (506) 458-8006
Pictured (L to R): Jeff Saunders (Chamber President), Brooke Ingraham, Maria Amalia Cordova, Hannah Cameron, Krista Ross (Chamber CEO)