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Released December 19, 2006



  Adult students awarded NLHC scholarships

Three Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) adult tenants have been awarded scholarships to financially assist them in continuing their post-secondary education. Each year, NLHC provides scholarships valued at $1,000 to adult tenants in the Avalon/Eastern, Central and Western/Labrador regions of the province. The Honourable Paul Shelley, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and minister responsible for NLHC, today announced the recipients of the 2006 Adult Scholarship Program.

"As an adult, making the decision to return to school takes courage and dedication," said Minister Shelley. "I applaud the commitment shown by these three scholarship recipients in pursuing their academic goals and wish them every success in their respective program of study."

NLHC’s adult scholarship recipients for 2006 are:

Denise Bradley - Avalon/Eastern Region. Denise is currently enrolled in the community recreation and leadership program at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s.

Elaine Ryan - Central Region. Elaine is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree at Memorial University in St. John’s.

Swarit Garg - Western/Labrador Region. Swarit is taking the business administration program at the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville.

Recipients of the NLHC adult scholarships are selected through interviews that assess initiative, need and community experience.

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Media contacts:

Jenny Bowring
Manager, Corporate Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador
Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nsmail.nlhc.nf.ca
 
Ed Moriarity
Director of Communications
Human Resources, Labour and Employment
709-729-4062, 709-728-9623
edmoriarity@gov.nl.ca