Students win scholarships
Oliver Langdon, minister responsible for housing, today announced the
of eight scholarships awarded by Newfoundland and Labrador Housing
sponsord by NLHC
In celebration of NLHC’s 35th anniversary, this year the value
scholarships was increased from $750 to $1000. NLHC annually awards
to high school graduates and adults pursuing post-secondary education.
The scholarships are awarded on a regional basis to children of
children of employees, and adult clients returning to school. The
cover – Avalon/East which includes areas serviced by (Avalon Regional
and Marystown Regional Office), Central (Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor
Regional Offices) and Western/Labrador (Stephenville, Corner Brook and
Goose Bay Regional Offices).
In commenting on the scholarship program, Mr. Langdon said: "I
like to congratulate all of this year’s NLHC scholarship winners, as
as all applicants who applied. Each year, we see a new group of eager
who realize the importance a post-secondary education will play in
them reach their career goals. I applaud all of the scholarship winners
and wish them well in their future endeavours.”
Nancy Carey, winner of an NLHC adult scholarship, is currently
Memorial University pursuing a degree in the Bachelor of Business
Timmy Slaney, son of Patrick and Veronica Slaney, is the
winner of an
NLHC clients' children scholarship. Timmy graduated from St. Joseph’s
Lamaline with an average of 80.17 per cent in all 3000 level courses.
is currently attending the College of the North Atlantic pursing
in electrical engineering.
Hannah Moffatt is the daughter of Kate and Gordon
is the Manager of Employees Relations, Human Resources Division, NLHC.
Hannah graduated from Holy Heart High School with an average of 83.91
cent in all 3000 level courses. She is currently attending McGill
in Montreal completing courses required for the Bachelor of Science
Curtis Power, son of Albert and Margie Power. Albert is
with NLHC’s Avalon Regional Office (ARO). Curtis graduated from St.
Academy, Mount Carmel with an average of 91.5 per cent in all 3000
courses. He is currently attending Memorial University of Newfoundland
enrolled in the pre-engineering program.
Ellen Hickey, winner of an adult scholarship, is currently
Academy Canada in St. John's where she is enrolled in the office
Sarah Perry, daughter of Cindy Hann, is the winner of an NLHC
children scholarship. She graduated from Lester Pearson Memorial High,
Gander with an average of 89.82 per cent in all 3000 level
Sarah is currently attending Memorial University, Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Campus, Corner Brook where she is completing her first year general
Erin O’Reilley, winner of an adult scholarship, is currently
Western Regional School of Nursing in Corner Brook pursuing a Bachelor
Sarah Borden, daughter of Janice Borden, is the winner of an
children scholarship. Sarah graduated from Herdman Collegiate in Corner
Brook with an average of 83.89 per cent in all 3000 level courses.
is currently attending Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook,
she is enrolled in first year general studies.
Winners of the adult scholarships are selected based on an
that assesses initiative, need and community and work
Winners of the clients' and employees' children scholarships
based on their overall average in all 3000 level courses. Applicants
achieve a minimum average of 75 per cent in all 3000 level courses to
For further information, contact:
Madonna Walsh, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (709) 724-3059