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November 30, 2016
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 Minister Gambin-Walsh Announces 2016 NLHC Scholarship Recipients

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) has awarded its 2016 Scholarship awards to tenants currently pursuing post-secondary studies. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000.

"Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is proud to award these scholarships. Education plays a vital role in the future success of Newfoundland and Labrador, and these scholarships are an example of our government's support for students throughout the province. I offer my sincere congratulations to each of the winners, and I wish them all the best in their future studies."
- The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The following are the 2016 NLHC Scholarship recipients:

Youth Scholarship winners:

  • Alicia Hawco, Bell Island, is a graduate of St. Michael's Regional High attending Memorial University
  • Troy Pfinder, Grand Falls-Windsor, is a graduate of Exploits Valley High attending College of the North Atlantic
  • Brandon Bath, Glenwood, is a graduate of Lakewood Academy attending College of the North Atlantic
  • Abby Park, Corner Brook, is a graduate of Corner Brook Regional High attending Memorial University.

Adult Scholarship winners:

  • Karen Jones, St. John's, is currently attending Memorial University
  • Ashley Drover, Sunnyside, is currently attending College of the North Atlantic
  • DJ Williams, Stephenville, is currently attending College of the North Atlantic
  • Marie Christine Nassuna, St. John's, is currently attending Memorial University
  • Deborah Simmons, Grand Falls-Windsor, is currently attending Keyin College
  • Stacey Green, Stephenville, is currently attending Keyin College

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to providing quality, affordable housing which helps support strong communities and the health and well-being of children, families and seniors.

For more information on the NLHC Scholarship Program, please call 709-724-3003 or visit: www.nlhc.nl.ca/tenant/tenantScholarship.html

QUICK FACTS:

  • Since 1987, NLHC has awarded 288 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 and Early Childhood Development'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
Krista Dalton
Media Relations Manager
Department of Children, Seniors and
Social Development
709-729-3768, 685-6492
KristaDalton@gov.nl.ca