NEW BRUNSWICK LAW FOUNDATION
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW
Administered by the Trustees of the NBLF Scholarship Fund
TERMS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
The terms of the New Brunswick Law Foundation Graduate Scholarship in Law, as approved by the Trustees of the New Brunswick Law Foundation Scholarship Fund, are outlined below.
1. Field of study
The scholarships are available for graduate studies in the field of law.
2. Value and tenure of scholarship
The amount of any scholarship shall not exceed $10,000.
The Trustees of the New Brunswick Law Foundation Scholarship Fund shall determine the awarding of each scholarship and the amount thereof. The Trustees reserve the right to make no awards in any given year.
The scholarship is tenable at an approved university of the student’s choice.
In exceptional circumstances the Trustees, at their discretion, may renew the award upon application by the recipient
The scholarship is open to applicants who have graduated from an approved law school or who at the time of application are pursuing final year studies at an approved law school. In the latter event, the award is conditional on the applicant’s graduation in the next ensuing spring at the law school in which he or she is studying at the time the award is made.
The awarding of a scholarship is based primarily on scholastic standing.
Preference in the granting of awards is given to residents of New Brunswick who intend to return to the province to work following graduation or completion of the program of studies. In assessing the merit of applications, particular attention shall be given to the potential benefits that are likely to be derived by the public of New Brunswick from the proposed program of studies.
4. Obligation of winners
Successful applicants are required to submit a written report to the Trustees on completion of the program of studies.
5. Method of application
All applicants are required to complete the New Brunswick Law Foundation Graduate Scholarship application form.
6. Required documentation
Each applicant must submit to the Trustees a law school official transcript and a letter from the Dean (or the person who was Dean at the time the applicant was a student) of the applicant’s law school. This letter should present an assessment of the applicant’s qualifications to undertake the proposed program of study, and include a statement about the applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities.
The Trustees may request other references.
7. Acceptance of scholarship
Each successful applicant shall inform the Trustees by September 1 whether he or she accepts the award. If the successful applicant does not accept the award, the Trustees may at their discretion cancel the award for that year or grant it to another applicant.
The scholarship must be taken up in the year for which it is awarded. If for any reason a successful applicant is unable to complete the program of studies, the Trustees are to be notified promptly. In this latter event the Trustees may, at their discretion, require a successful applicant to repay all or part of the amount of the award that has been received.
8. Application deadline
Completed application forms and the required documents must be submitted to the address below before January 15 (for February meeting). Further information and application forms may also be obtained from the Executive Director.
NB Law Foundation Scholarship Fund
68 Avonlea Court
Fredericton, N.B. E3C 1N8
Telephone: (506) 453-7776
Fax: (506) 451-1421