Media Release

December 29, 2015

 

Minister Announces 2015 NLHC Scholarship Recipients

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) has awarded its 2015 Scholarship awards to tenants currently pursuing post-secondary studies. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000.

“The Provincial Government, through Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, is proud to award these scholarships to assist students in meeting the financial obligations that accompany a post-secondary education. I congratulate the scholarship recipients and commend all the applicants for their commitment to obtaining a higher education. I wish them all the best in their future studies.”
- The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

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. The following are the 2015 NLHC Scholarship recipients:

Youth scholarship recipients are:

  • Kellie Beck, St. Lawrence, is a graduate of St. Lawrence Academy attending College of the North Atlantic;
  • Ashley Drover, Sunnyside, is a graduate of Tricentia Academy attending College of the North Atlantic;
  • Katelyn Leggo, St. John’s, is a graduate of Booth Memorial High attending Memorial University;
  • Natalie Kavanagh, St. John’s, is a graduate of Holy Heart attending Memorial University.
  • Craig Cadwell, St. John’s, is a graduate of Booth Memorial High attending Memorial University;
  • Victoria Hynes, Grand Falls-Windsor, is a graduate of Exploits Valley High attending the Centre for Nursing Studies;
  • Shawn Williams, Sandringham, is a graduate of Holy Cross attending College of the North Atlantic; and
  • Abigail Warren, Corner Brook, is a graduate of Corner Brook Regional High attending Memorial University.

Adult scholarship recipients are:

  • Abida Dogar, St. John’s, is currently attending the Centre for Nursing Studies;
  • Kristen Milley, Grand Falls-Windsor, is currently attending Memorial University; and Robin-Ann Robinson, Corner Brook, is currently attending College of the North Atlantic.

For more information on the NLHC Scholarship Program, call 724-3003 or visit: www.nlhc.nl.ca/tenant/tenantScholarship.html external link

QUICK FACTS:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) has awarded its 2015 Scholarship awards to tenants currently pursuing post-secondary studies.
  • Since 1987, NLHC has awarded 276 scholarships throughout the province to support adult tenants and tenants’ children pursuing a post-secondary education.
  • 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:

Jenny Bowring
Manager, Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca
Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
709-729-0928, 697-5061
heathermay@gov.nl.ca