Gloria Williams of St. John’s, Michael Edmunds of Roaches Line, and
Penney of Mount Pearl are the recipients of $750 scholarships awarded
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) for the
region. The winners were announced today by Lloyd Matthews, minister
Students win scholarships
sponsored by NLHC
NLHC has awarded nine such scholarships to 1999 high school
and adults pursuing post-secondary education: three to children of
three to children of employees; and three to adult clients returning to
school. Awards are offered on a regional basis — Avalon/East, Central
Commenting on the scholarship program, Mr. Matthews said:
scholarships to children and adults alike remain a priority for the
NLHC recognizes that a good education is an important ingredient for
goals in today’s competitive world. I commend each of the winners for
hard work and dedication and wish them much success in their future
Gloria Williams, winner of the adult scholarship, is currently
Memorial University in St. John’s where she is working towards a
Degree in Social Work. Ms. Williams was chosen for the award based on
interview that assessed initiative, need, and community and work
Michael Edmunds, son of Michael and Lois Edmunds, is the
winner of an
NLHC clients’ children scholarship. He graduated from Bishop O’Neil
in Brigus with an average of 84.7 per cent in level III courses.
is currently attending Memorial University in St. John’s where he is
to pursue an education in Engineering.
Leslie Penney is the daughter of Don and Kay Penney. Don is a
Support Specialist with NLHC’s Information Systems Division. Leslie
from Mount Pearl Senior High School with an average of 82.54 per cent
level III courses. At present she is attending Acadia University in
Scotia where she is working towards a Fine Arts degree.
Winners of the adult client scholarships are selected based on
that assesses initiative, community and work experience, and need.
Winners of the clients’ and employees’ children scholarships
based on their overall average in level III courses. Applicants
achieve a minimum average of 75 per cent in final year high school
to be considered eligible.
For further information, contact:
Jenny Bowring, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (709) 724-3055