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December 6, 2017
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Minister Announces 2017 NLHC Scholarship Recipients

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) has awarded its 2017 Scholarships to tenants currently pursuing post-secondary studies. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000.

Since 1987, NLHC has awarded 300 scholarships throughout the province to support adult tenants and tenants’ children pursuing a post-secondary education. Youth scholarships are awarded based on the results of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development scholarship score, which is derived from a student’s performance on public exams. Adult scholarships are awarded based on reviews that assess need, initiative, and community involvement. The following are the 2017 NLHC Scholarship recipients:

Youth scholarship winners:

  • Mason Dawe, Stephenville, is a graduate of Stephenville High attending College of the North Atlantic.
  • Morgan Faulkner, Bishop’s Falls, is a graduate of Leo Burke Academy attending Memorial University.
  • Nicholas Grimes, Grand Falls-Windsor, is a graduate of Exploits Valley High attending College of the North Atlantic.
  • Keshia Noseworthy, Bell Island, is a graduate St. Michael’s Regional High School attending Memorial University.
  • Noah Robinson, Mount Pearl, is a graduate of Mount Pearl Senior High attending Memorial University.
  • Allison Yetman, St. John’s, is a graduate of Prince of Wales Collegiate attending Memorial University.

Adult scholarship winners:

  • Kellie Beck, St. Lawrence, is currently attending Memorial University.
  • Hillary Leights, St. John’s, is currently attending Dalhousie University.
  • Matthew Parsons-Coady, Corner Brook, is currently attending University of New Brunswick.
  • Liza White, St. John’s, is currently attending Eastern Academy.

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“Education plays a critical role in supporting the future success of Newfoundland and Labrador, and NLHC’s scholarship program is another way that this government supports students in this province. We are proud to award these scholarships which can bring students a step closer to attaining their goals. I offer my sincere congratulations to the winners and extend my best wishes to them in their future endeavours.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

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