About the Scholarship & Scholar Bursary

Dr. J Harper Kent Scholar Bursary Award

The Dr. J. Harper Kent Scholar Bursary was established by the J. Harper Kent Charitable Foundation in 2017. One bursary is awarded annually to a Bathurst High School or École Secondaire Népisiguit student beginning an undergraduate degree program in the fall of their graduating year. This award has a value of $40,000 payable over a four year course of study in the amount of $10,000 per year. Recipients are required to maintain a 3.7 / 4.0 scholarship grade point average each term to renew this scholarship.

The criteria for the scholarship includes excellence in academics, financial need, leadership qualities and aspirations for future success. The applicants are asked to submit an essay giving the Selection Committee an indication of their leadership capabilities and what receiving this scholarship would mean to them.

Finalists will be interviewed and attendance is required.

The application deadline is always February 28th.

Annual Scholarship

  • Candidates must be Canadian Citizens.
  • Only residents from the Bathurst area graduating from either of the two Bathurst high schools need apply.
  • Candidates will be selected based on both academic achievements and financial need.
  • Scholarships will be granted for full time attendance at college/university.
  • Priority will be given to candidates entering college/university at the first year level. Candidates must apply each year.
  • This is a two part application form and each part must be completed and received by the due dates.
  • The application deadline is always June 1st for Part One. Part Two is always due June 30th.   

You may apply for both!

Scholarship Recipients Scholarship Recipients
Adams, Kathryn
Auclair, Gabrielle
Belanger, Amber Sky
Boudreau, Isabelle
Caissie, Gavin
Caron, Véronique
Charest, Olivia
Comeau, Rachel
Couture, Hayley
Culligan, Cassidy
Cyr, Vanessa
Degrâce, Danika
Doiron, Marie-Mylène
Dorkhom, Ibrahim
Ellis, Bryar
Frenette, Carolyne
Frenette, Mélissa
Gauthier, Isabelle
Gauthier, Tarrah
Haché, Pierre-Luc
Hachey, Shawn
Lapointe, Chelsey
Lapointe, Jillian
LeBouthillier, Justin
Legacy, Jared
Lizotte, Theo
Losier, Alex
MacCallum, Zane
MacDermaid, Molly
MacDonald, Benjamin
Mercier, Jenna
Morais, Melody
Morrison, Jenny
Pitre, Jayde
Potvin, Jérémie-Pierre
Robertson, Brett
Rogers, Katherine
Roy, Émilie
Savoie, Pierre-Luc
Scott, Adrianna
Sirois, Madison
Smith, Riley
St-Onge, Roxanne
Valley, Erin
Van der Pluijm, Brody
Vandenbrand, Curtis
Vanoplynus, Teo
White, Haley
White, Megan

Be sure to check the deadlines.

You would be very surprised how often students miss this deadline so our advice to you is bold and simple...