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Released December 20, 2011



Students Awarded Scholarships Sponsored by
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has selected the winners of the 2011 Scholarship Program, awarding nine scholarships valued at $1,000 each to tenants pursuing a post-secondary education.

“I am pleased to announce the winners for the 2011 Scholarship Program,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation. “These scholarships assist students in meeting the financial obligations of achieving a post-secondary education and help them move closer to their ultimate goal of working in their chosen field. I extend my congratulations to each scholarship winner and wish them well in their future studies.”

Each year, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation offers scholarships to high school graduates in their first year of post-secondary education, and to adult tenants who are pursing a post-secondary education.

The corporation's 2011 scholarship winners are:

Avalon/Eastern Region

  • Jackie Frampton, adult scholarship winner, attending College of the North Atlantic, Seal Cove;
  • Rebecca Walsh, adult scholarship winner, attending Memorial University, St. John’s; and,
  • Gerald Spurrell, youth scholarship winner, attending Memorial University, St. John’s.

Central Region

  • Nancy Corbin, adult scholarship winner, attending College of the North Atlantic, Grand Falls;
  • Jeanine Collins, adult scholarship winner, attending Corona College, Grand Falls-Windsor; and,
  • Matthew Kendell, youth scholarship winner, attending Memorial University, St. John's.

Western/Labrador Region

  • Kathryn Cashin, adult scholarship winner, attending Cape Breton University (distance learning), Cape Breton;
  • Christopher Barry, adult scholarship winner, attending College of the North Atlantic, Stephenville; and,
  • Renee Steeves, youth scholarship winner, attending College of the North Atlantic, 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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Media contacts:

Jason Card
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 699-0470
jasoncard@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Manager, Communications
Newfoundland Labrador Housing
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca