Congratulations to Valerie Pitre from Atholville for earning the $1000 Forest NB Ernie Strickland Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year! Valerie is a first year student at the Université de Moncton studying Criminology and Psychology with goal of becoming an RCMP officer.
“I am very surprised and thankful for earning this scholarship as I did not expect it coming my way,” she said. “The amount won will surely help me a lot during the next few months as university is quite a great expense!”
Forest NB has awarded the Ernie Strickland Memorial Scholarship annually since 1998. Ernie Strickland, who passed away in 1996, was an instructor at the Maritime Forest Ranger School and a dedicated volunteer to the forestry sector. The scholarship was created by the New Brunswick Sub-Licensee Forestry Alliance (NBS-LFA) to recognize his exceptional contributions made to the New Brunswick forestry sector.
Scholarship applicants must be enrolled as a student at a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. They must also be a member of Forest NB, or a member’s spouse, child, grand-child, or employee.