This scholarship is offered at the post-graduate level at the University of New Brunswick, to teachers wishing to further their education in working with students with special needs. Preference is given to teachers in the Charlotte County area.

This fund, in loving memory of Jean Elizabeth Brown, was established by her daughters. Jean was a teacher and principal at the Thelma Kilpatrick School for students with special needs in St. Stephen, NB for 21 years, retiring when student integration was introduced. She earned her Bachelor of Teaching degree by attending six-week summer school sessions in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Maine for 13 years. She appreciated the bursaries and scholarships that were awarded to her; without these she would not have been able to pursue her degree.

The students and parents of the Thelma Kilpatrick School were dear to her heart and she organized and worked on many committees on their behalf. Jean enjoyed the many friendships she made through her hobby of rug hooking. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and very active grandmother to five grandchildren. This scholarship is offered to help teachers, as Jean was helped, to perpetuate the spirit of dedication, compassion, and perseverance by which Jean lived.