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