Media Release

January 17, 2013

$12,000 in Scholarships Help Tenants Pursue Continued Education

Twelve Newfoundland and Labrador Housing tenants attending post-secondary school have been awarded $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are helping to meet the Provincial Government’s commitment to create healthier communities as outlined in A Social Housing Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador – Secure Foundations.

“The Provincial Government conducts itself on the principle that education is a vital element in helping people improve their social and economic well-being,” said the Honourable Paul Davis, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing. “This assistance will help students meet their financial obligations, as they continue to invest in their education, and their future.”

The scholarships are awarded annually to both tenants and their children. Since 1987, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded 228 scholarships to students throughout the province.

“I extend my sincere congratulations to each scholarship winner, and all the applicants, and wish them well in their future studies,” said Minister Davis.

The 2012 youth scholarship winners are:

  • Dzejla Elezovic, a graduate of Holy Heart High School, currently attending Memorial University.
  • Chelsea Grace, a graduate of Gonzaga Regional High School, currently attending Memorial University.
  • Sarah Kerner, a graduate of Gander Collegiate, currently attending Memorial University.
  • Amanda Lozier, a graduate of Elwood Regional High School, currently attending Memorial University, Grenfell Campus
  • Kristen Milley, a graduate of Exploits Valley High School, currently attending Memorial University.
  • KeArra Fortune, a graduate of E.A. Butler All Grade in McKays, currently attending College of the North Atlantic, Bay St. George.

The 2012 Adult Scholarship winners are:

  • Jessica Hayden, currently attending Eastern College.
  • Faye Squires, currently attending Memorial University.
  • Matthew Kendell, currently attending Memorial University.
  • Lisa Peddle, currently attending College of the North Atlantic.
  • Stephany Foley, currently attending Memorial University, Grenfell Campus.
  • Jennifer Eveleigh, currently attending College of the North Atlantic, Baie Verte Campus.

Youth scholarships are awarded based on the results of the Department of Education’s scholarship score, which is derived from the student’s performance on public examinations.

Winners of the adult scholarships are selected based on reviews that assess initiative, need and community experience.

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Media contacts:

Ed Moriarity
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 699-5668
edmoriarity@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Manager, Communications
Newfoundland Labrador Housing
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca