Bell Aliant Pioneers of New Brunswick Chapter 51 Scholarship Foundation awards six scholarships to local students

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FREDERICTON, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Six New Brunswick students have been awarded $2,000 scholarships from the Bell Aliant Pioneers of New Brunswick Chapter 51 Scholarship Foundation.

The Scholarship Foundation awards annual scholarships to New Brunswick students who are pursuing post-secondary education. Each applicant is assessed on several criteria, including academic achievements, community and school participation, plans for continued education, demonstrated perseverance and the need for financial assistance.

The 2013 scholarship recipients include:

  • Allain Guitard, Fredericton
  • Malika Jammula, Moncton
  • Belinda Jones , Moncton
  • Marie-Christine Melanson-Mallet, Kingston
  • Kurt Stewart , Fredericton
  • Leslie Varney , Howard Brook

The Bell Aliant Pioneers of New Brunswick Chapter 51 Scholarship Foundation Inc. was formed in 1992 with the goal of helping students in the province with physical or mental challenges pursue their education. Since 1992, the Foundation has awarded more than $210,000 in scholarships to over 100 students in New Brunswick . The scholarships are funded through tax-deductible donations, memorials, bequests and a variety of fundraising activities.

About the Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers
The Bell Aliant Pioneers are a dynamic network of volunteers who move those in need from adversity to achievement. They've been working together for a hundred years now, and the positive impact they've had on the lives of the people they serve is immeasurable. They're confident in their ability to continue making the world a better place, starting right in their own hometowns. Deeply connected to their communities, each other and their sponsor Bell Aliant, they are committed to meeting the unique needs of their local communities through a number of grassroots projects and programs. The work of the Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers contributes to Bell Aliant's overall community investment program.

The Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers are part of the TelecomPioneers, the largest industry-based volunteer organization in the world. The TelecomPioneers boast nearly 620,000 men and women throughout Canada and the United States who work together to make their communities better places in which to live and work.

SOURCE: Bell Aliant Inc.

Contact:

Isabelle Robinson
Bell Aliant Pioneers of NB - Chapter 51 Scholarship Foundation
(506) 457-5554
isabelle.robinson@bellaliant.ca

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