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Partnering with Emera New Brunswick to empower deserving students

At the United Way, we believe strongly in education as an empowering force. That’s why we’re excited to share with you news of the United for Success Awards.

These new awards, funded by the United Way and Emera New Brunswick, are designed to remove barriers to post-secondary education for individuals who have been supported by our funded partners. In the first, pilot year we will partner with First Steps, Saint John Learning Exchange and the Teen Resource Centre to distribute these awards.

Designed for students demonstrating a high level of commitment to their studies despite having overcome barriers to get to university or college, the United for Success Award is worth up to $2,000 a year per recipient.

We’re tremendously grateful to Emera New Brunswick for making this award program possible in 2021, a pilot year for the initiative. Ryan O’Hara, general manager for Emera New Brunswick, says the company is pleased to be partnering with the United Way. “The United Way has a deep understanding of our community and the organizations that are making a measurable difference in helping those that need it most.”

“We are proud to support innovative initiatives involving youth, especially ones that will help to break down barriers,” says Ryan. “We are looking forward to seeing the difference that these funds will make for some of the region’s most-deserving students.”

More details will be unveiled when the awards are officially launched later this month.