Rotary Club Of Newcastle Scholarship

The Newcastle Rotary Club Charitable Trust is accepting applications for the annual memorial scholarship. The scholarship, in the amount of $3500, is awarded annually and graduating students from Miramichi Valley High School, North and South Esk Regional High School and Carrefour Beausoleil are eligible to apply. The Scholarship award criteria are modeled on the mission and values of Rotary. Applicants who demonstrate service and commitment to school and to community, solid academic achievement in high school, participation and achievement in athletic, arts and/or cultural activities and leadership skills will be considered favorably.

Applicants must be applying to enroll in a post-secondary institution to start Fall term 2020 to study full time in any field. Applications must be postmarked by July 14, 2020. Application forms will be available from the Principal and Guidance Offices at the 3 schools or it can be downloaded below.

The 2019-2020 Memorial Scholarship will honor the late Charlie Hubbard.

Charles Isaac Hubbard, PC (Queen’s Privy Council of Canada) CD (Canadian Forces Decoration) is a current member of the Liberal Party of Canada. He is a former member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Miramichi, New Brunswick from 1993 to 2008. Charles is a former school principal. He is a former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport during the government of Paul Martin.

In 1961, Major Charles Hubbard graduated from the Royal Canadian School of Infantry and served briefly with Canadian Guards in Germany and later as a platoon officer, quartermaster, adjutant, company commander and Deputy commander of 2nd Royal New Brunswick Regiment (NS).

Charles has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in History and Economics, and continued with a Master of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Education degree.

In 1963, he began his career at Harkins High School in Newcastle and also taught at North and South Esk Regional High School in Sunny Corner, New Brunswick. He was the first principal of Miramichi Valley High School. He was also a member of the New Brunswick Teachers Association, the Principals Council, National Association of Secondary School Principals and MARTA.

Charles was an active member of St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Sunny Corner, NB, as well as serving on the Board of Managers and as Treasurer of the Cemetery Committee. He was also an active member of his community, he has been deeply involved in many community organizations. This included some 17 years as a Director and President of Northumberland Cooperative Dairy Ltd. and Newcastle Rotary Club.