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Released November 22, 2004

Students awarded scholarships
sponsored by NLHC

Joan Burke, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and responsible for Housing, today announced the recipients of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s (NLHC) scholarships for 2004. 

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 clients’ children, employees’ children and adult clients returning to school.  Each scholarship is valued at $1000. 

Commenting on the NLHC Scholarship Program, Minister Burke said, “I congratulate this year’s scholarship winners and wish them well in their academic pursuits.  They have demonstrated a clear commitment to the goal of attaining a post-secondary education. I’m sure that this dedication will serve them well in all of their future pursuits.”

The following are NLHC’s scholarship winners for 2004:

Avalon/East Region

Eleanor Duke is an NLHC adult scholarship winner. Eleanor is completing the Therapeutic Recreation Program at Keyin College in St. John’s. 

Jacqueline Shannahan is an NLHC adult scholarship winner. Jacqueline is a student at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s, where she is enrolled in the Bio-medical Engineering Program. 

Heather Marshall-Ryan is a clients’ children’s scholarship winner. She is the daughter of Sylvia Marshall and a graduate of Booth Memorial High School.  Heather is presently attending Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she is completing a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Christopher Hanlon is an NLHC employees’ children’s scholarship winner and the son of Vince and Nora Hanlon.  Nora is employed with NLHC’s Administrative Services Division in St. John’s.  Christopher is a graduate of Holy Spirit High School and is currently enrolled at Memorial University, where he is pursuing an engineering degree. 

Central Region

Jade Callahan is a  clients’ children’s scholarship winner. She is the daughter of Debbie Callahan and a graduate of Lewisporte Collegiate. Jade is enrolled in the Legal Administration Program at Holland College in Prince Edward Island. 

Sarah Tubrett is an employees’ children’s scholarship winner. She is the  daughter of Denis and Leigh Tubrett. Denis is employed with NLHC’s Grand Falls -Windsor Regional Office.  Sarah is a graduate of Exploits Valley High, Maple Division and is currently a student at the College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor, where she is completing the College/University Transfer Year. 

Western/Labrador Region

Sheila Hillier is an NLHC adult scholarship winner and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Program at the Western Regional School of Nursing in Corner Brook. 

Nikita Small is a clients’ children’s scholarship winner. She is the daughter of Brenda Small and a graduate of Mary Simms All-Grade School in Main Brook. Nikita is enrolled as a journalism student at the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville. 

Tonya McLean is an employees’ children’s scholarship winner and  is the daughter of Rhoda McLean and Ken Coffey. Rhoda is employed with NLHC’s Labrador City office. Tonya is a graduate of Menihek High School and is presently attending Memorial University in St. John’s, where she is completing a Bachelor of Science degree. 

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 on the results of the Department of Education’s Scholarship Score, which is derived from a student’s performance on public examinations. 

For further information contact:

Madonna Walsh
NLHC
(709) 724-3059
E-mail:  releases@nlhc.nf.ca