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Released December 16, 2005



Scholarships awarded to adults
pursuing post-secondary education

Three clients of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) who are pursuing   post-secondary education have been awarded $1,000 scholarships.

Paul Shelley, Minister Responsible for Housing, today announced the recipients of the NLHC’s Adult
Scholarship Program for 2005. Each year, NLHC awards scholarships in the Avalon/Eastern, Central,
and Western/Labrador regions to adults pursuing post-secondary education. Winners are selected
based on an interview that assesses initiative, need, and community experience.

"I extend my sincere congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners," said Minister Shelley. "We
firmly believe in the importance of post-secondary education and recognize that there are many
challenges faced by adults returning to school. The effort and dedication shown by these scholarship
winners is truly commendable."

The NLHC’s adult scholarship winners for 2005 are:

  • Avalon/Eastern Region: Lori van Thiel is completing the second year of the three-year Business    Management Program at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s.
  • Central Region: Sandra P. Noseworthy is currently enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation Program at Keyin Technical College in Grand Falls-Windsor.
  • Western/Labrador Region: Lisa O’Brien is in her second year of studies at the Western Regional School of Nursing. 
Earlier this fall, NLHC also awarded six $1,000 scholarships to NLHC tenants’ and employees’ children,
based on students’ performance on public examinations. As well, the Government of Newfoundland and
Labrador is emphasizing the importance of continued studies by financing a tuition freeze for public
post-secondary education.

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For further information, please contact:

Jenny Bowring
Manager, Corporate Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
(709) 724-3055
E-mail:  releases@nlhc.nf.ca