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Released December 9, 2008



Students Awarded Scholarships Sponsored by Housing

For some Newfoundland Labrador Housing (Housing) tenants in the province, pursuing an education is paying off. Each year, Housing awards scholarships to high school graduates and adults pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarships are awarded in the Avalon/East, Central and Western/Labrador regions to tenants’ children and adult tenants returning to school. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000. The winners were announced today by the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister Responsible for Housing and Minister of Transportation and Works.

"It is so encouraging to see these youth and adults focus on an education," said Minister Taylor. "In today’s competitive society, an education is necessary to get ahead. These scholarship winners obviously realize the importance of obtaining an education in order to reach their goals. I offer my sincere congratulations to the scholarship winners on their achievement and wish them all the best in their future endeavours."

Housing’s 2008 scholarship winners are:

Avalon/Eastern Region

  • Lisa Baker-Coveyduck is an adult scholarship winner. She is currently attending Memorial University in St. John’s.
     
  • Ashley Goobie is a youth scholarship winner. Ashley is attending Memorial University in St. John’s.
  • Central Region

  • Kerri-Ann Snook is an adult scholarship winner. Kerri-Ann is attending the College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor.
     
  • Amanda Nora McLellan is a youth scholarship winner and is currently attending the University of British Columbia.
     
  • Myles Warford is also a youth scholarship winner for the central region. Myles is attending the Grand Falls- Windsor campus of the College of the North Atlantic.
  • Western/Labrador Region

  • Juanita Felix is an adult scholarship winner. Juanita is completing her program through correspondence with Cape Breton University.
     
  • Travis Hardy is a youth scholarship winner and is attending Memorial University in St. John’s.
     
  • Myron Baggs is also a youth scholarship winner. He is currently attending St. Mary’s University in Halifax.
  • Winners of the adult scholarships are selected based on an interview that assesses initiative, need and community experience. 

    Youth 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.

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    Media contacts:

    Colleen French
    Communications Officer
    Newfoundland Labrador Housing
    709-724-3003

    cmfrench@nlhc.nl.ca
    Dave Salter
    Director of Communications
    Department of Transportation and Works
    709-729-3015, 699-7903

    davidsalter@gov.nl.ca