Students Awarded Scholarships Sponsored by
Newfoundland Labrador Housing (Housing) has selected the
winners of its 2009 Scholarship Program. The winners were announced
today by the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and
Works and Minister Responsible for Housing.
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.
“I am so pleased to announce the winners of Housing’s 2009 Scholarship
Program,” said Minister Hedderson. “If we expect to have qualified men
and women in the workforce in the future, it is important that as a
government, we provide our support today to those striving to get an
education. These scholarship winners are talented, hard-working
individuals who realize how important it is to obtain an education in
order to reach their goals. I offer my sincere congratulations on their
achievement and wish them all the best in their studies and future
Housing’s 2009 scholarship winners are:
- Catherine Murrin, adult scholarship winner, currently
attends Memorial University in St. John’s.
- Robyn Parsons, youth scholarship winner, attends Memorial
University in St. John’s.
- Angela Newhook, adult scholarship winner, attends the
College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor.
- John McLellan, youth scholarship winner, attends the
College of the North Atlantic in Clarenville.
- Samantha Williams, also a youth scholarship winner for the
central region, attends Memorial University in St. John’s.
- Tobias Lucas, adult scholarship winner, attends the College
of the North Atlantic in Corner Brook.
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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| Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
| Jenny Bowring
Newfoundland Labrador Housing