NBWI - New Brunswick Women's Institute


The N.B. WOMEN'S INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP FOR A W.I. MEMBER valued at $300.00 was established in 1978 and is awarded to a Women's Institute Member who wishes to further or upgrade her education or skills.

For this scholarship only, there is no need to fill out an application form. Instead:

  • Applicant must have been an active member of the W.I. for the past three years.

  • Applicant shall request that a letter of recommendation be forwarded by her local branch directly to the Provincial Office. This letter should include a detailed outline of her involvement in branch activities.

  • Applicant shall send her personal letter of application to the N.B. Women's Institute office, 681 Union Street, Fredericton, N.B. E3A 3N8.

  • Closing date for submission of applications will be March 31 of each year.

  • Proof of enrollment is required before scholarship cheque is distributed.

  • Applicant should include the following information:

    - purpose and plan for which the money will be used
    - need for financial assistance
    - number in family and ages
    - outline of training program
    - expected benefits from the proposed training.

  • NBWI provides nine (9) different academic scholarships annually NBWI offers sessions on various topics such as environmental concerns, women’s rights, health education, legal issues, family violence and many other subjects.
  • NBWI maintains and operates the WI Home for Senior Ladies. This home established in 1952, is the only one like it in Canada and offers a cozy home atmosphere for senior women.
  • NBWI offers education to members during conventions at the district and provincial level.
  • NBWI supports the crew of HMCS Fredericton with their annual Bike for Wishes fund raising event, providing meals for the bikers, refreshments along the way and attending the rallies.
  • NBWI lobbies governments and other agencies regarding changes and reforms to improve family and community life.
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