Media Release

December 18, 2013

Minister Announces 2013 NLHC Scholarship Recipients

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) continues to support tenants with the awarding of its 2013 scholarship, valued at $1,000, to nine youth and three adults. Since 1987, NLHC has awarded 240 scholarships throughout the province to support tenants pursuing a post-secondary education.

“NLHC is proud to offer these scholarships, which can help students achieve their goals and enhance their opportunities in life. Congratulations to the scholarship winners and we wish them all the best in their continuing education and future pursuits.”
- The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister Responsible for NLHC

2013 NLHC Scholarship recipients are:

Youth Scholarship winners:

  • Courtney Caines, St. John’s, is a graduate of Gonzaga High attending Memorial University.
  • Thomas Crummell, Mount Pearl, is a graduate of O’Donel High School attending Memorial University.
  • Mona Shannir, St. John’s, is a graduate of Holy Heart of Mary High School attending Memorial University.
  • Katrina Stavila, Mount Pearl, is a graduate of O’Donel High School attending Memorial University.
  • Shania Caravan, Deer Lake, is a graduate of Elwood Regional High School attending Memorial University.
  • Matthew Coady, Corner Brook, is a graduate of Corner Brook Regional High School attending the University of New Brunswick.
  • Michael Joyce, Corner Brook, is a graduate of Corner Brook Regional High School attending Memorial University.
  • Keisha Samson, Corner Brook, is a graduate of Corner Brook Regional High School attending Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia.
  • Ana Velez, Corner Brook, is a graduate of Corner Brook Regional High School attending Memorial University.

Adult Scholarship winners:

  • Jessica Taylor, St. John’s, is currently attending Memorial University.
  • Kristen Milley, Grand Falls-Windsor, is currently attending at Memorial.
  • Savannah Sidle, Corner Brook, is currently attending Memorial University.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting important social programs, strong communities and the health and well-being of children, families and seniors.

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) has awarded its 2013 Scholarship awards to 12 tenants currently pursuing post-secondary studies. Nine youth and three adult tenants have received a scholarship valued at $1,000.
  • Youth Scholarships are awarded based on the results of the Department of Education's scholarship score, which is derived from a student’s performance on public exams.
  • Adult Scholarships are awarded based on reviews that assess need, initiative, and community involvement.

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Media contacts:

John Tompkins
Director of Communications
Department of Advanced Education and
Skills
709-729-0753, 728-7762
jtompkins@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Manager, Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca