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Released December 5, 2003

Students awarded scholarships
sponsored by NLHC

Jack Byrne, Minister Responsible for Housing, today announced the recipients of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s (NLHC) scholarships for 2003.

Each year, NLHC awards scholarships to high school graduates and adults pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarships are awarded in the Avalon/East, Central and Western/Labrador regions to children of clients, children of employees and adult clients returning to school. Each scholarship is valued at $1000. 

Commenting on the NLHC Scholarship Program, Mr. Byrne said, “I would like to congratulate these deserving scholarship winners, as well as all those who applied. Clearly, they are individuals who demonstrate a real commitment to their academic achievement and determination to complete a post-secondary education. I wish them well in their fields of study and all of their future pursuits.”

The following are winners of NLHC’s scholarships for 2003 :

Avalon/East

Danielle Barron, daughter of Jerome and Annette Barron is the winner of an NLHC employees’ children’s scholarship. Jerome is employed with NLHC’s Avalon Regional Office. Danielle, a graduate of Holy Heart of Mary High School, is enrolled at Memorial University in St. John’s. 

Jonathan Lodge, son of the late Frazer Lodge and his wife, Donna, is also the winner of an employees’ children’s scholarship. Frazer was employed in NLHC’s Information Systems Division. Jonathan is a graduate of Gonzaga High School and is currently a student at Memorial University in St. John’s. 

Central

Michelle Penney, winner of an NLHC adult scholarship, is enrolled at Keyin Technical College in Clarenville, where she is completing the Business Management Program.

David Ellis, son of Roland and Jacqueline Ellis, is the winner of a clients’ children’s scholarship. David is a graduate of Leo Burke Academy in Bishop’s Falls and is currently enrolled at Memorial University in St. John’s. 

Western/Labrador

Michelle Earle, winner of an NLHC adult scholarship, is attending the College of the North Atlantic in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where she is enrolled in the Office Administration Program.

Renee Parsons is the winner of an NLHC employees’ children’s scholarship. Renee is the daughter of Eric and Linda Parsons. Linda is an employee with NLHC’s Corner Brook Regional Office. Renee is a student at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook and is a graduate of Herdman Collegiate.

Winners of the NLHC adult scholarships are selected based on an interview that assesses initiative, need and community experience. 

NLHC’s children’s scholarships are awarded based upon the results of the Provincial Scholarship Exam.

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For further information, contact:

Jenny Bowring
NLHC
(709) 724-3055
E-mail:  releases@nlhc.nf.ca