Amanda Foss of Bishop's Falls and Angela Mercer of Grand Falls-Windsor
are the recipients of $750 scholarships awarded by Newfoundland and
Housing Corporation (NLHC) for the Central region. The winners were
today by Joan Marie Aylward, minister responsible for housing.
Students win scholarships
sponsored by NLHC
Each year NLHC awards scholarships to high school graduates
post-secondary education. The scholarships are awarded to children of
and children of employees. Awards are offered on a regional basis --
Central and Western/Labrador.
Commenting on the scholarship program, Ms. Aylward said: "The
program is a fine way for NLHC to acknowledge the dedication and hard
of these students. A post-secondary education is one important step on
the way to achieving their goals, and I wish them every success in
Amanda Foss, daughter of Diane Foss, is the winner of an NLHC
children scholarship. She graduated from Leo Burke Academy in Bishop's
Falls, with an average of 79.88 per cent in level III courses. Amanda
currently attending Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, where
she plans to complete a degree in psychology.
Angela Mercer is the daughter of Heather and Gerald Mercer.
is a Housing Administration Officer in the Grand Falls Regional Office.
Angela graduated from Exploits Valley High in Grand Falls-Windsor, with
an average of 84.25 per cent in level III courses, and is currently
Memorial University in St. John's. She is completing the courses
for First Year General Studies, and has not yet decided on a major area
Winners of the clients' and employees' children scholarships
based on their overall average in level III courses. Applicants must
a minimum average of 75 per cent in final year high school courses to
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For further information, contact:
Madonna Walsh, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (709) 724-3059