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Scholarship Program 2016

NOTE: The 2016 Scholarship Program is now closed. Applications for the 2017 Scholarship Program will be available February 1, 2017. The following is for information purposes only.

This year Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) will award a total of twelve scholarships valued at $1000 each. This will include six Youth Scholarships (two in each of the following regions: Avalon/East, Central, Western/Labrador), and six Adult Scholarships (two in each of the three regions). The deadline for applications for the Youth Scholarship program is August 31, 2016. For the Adult Scholarship Program, the deadline is September 30, 2016.

Youth Program Eligibility

To be eligible for NLHC's Youth Scholarship Program, your legal guardian(s) must be either:

  1. Living in a NLHC rental unit and their signature appears on the rental lease;
  2. Living in a rental unit being subsidized by NLHC under the Rent Supplement Program;
  3. Receiving a mortgage subsidy from NLHC and their signature appears on the mortgage document; or
  4. Living in Co-op housing or Partner-Managed housing which is being subsidized by NLHC and their signature appears on the occupancy agreement or lease.

You must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Graduating from the Newfoundland and Labrador high school system in the current school year (June 2016);
  2. Attending a program of study at any approved post-secondary education or career training institution on a full-time basis in the fall of 2016.

Youth scholarships will be awarded based on the results of the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education 2016 Scholarship Score which is derived from a student's performance on the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Public Exams.

Adult Program Eligibility

Six scholarships, two in each region, are available to adult tenants. An adult tenant can be the leaseholder (the person in the household who signed the lease, mortgage, or occupancy agreement) or an occupant (a person in the household who isn't the leaseholder and doesn't fall in the Youth Program category).

To be eligible for NLHC's Adult Scholarship Program, you must be either:

  1. Living in a NLHC rental unit;
  2. Living in a rental unit subsidized by NLHC under the Rent Supplement Program;
  3. Receiving a mortgage subsidy from NLHC; or
  4. Living in Co-op housing or Partner-Managed Housing which is being subsidized by NLHC.

You must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. attending a program of study at any approved post-secondary education or career training institution in the fall of 2016. You must be enrolled in a full-time program and be in attendance through to December 31, 2016. This attendance must be confirmed.
  2. (Important: If you are graduating from the Newfoundland and Labrador high school system in the current school year and planning to attend a post-secondary education or career training institution in the Fall of 2016, you must apply for the Youth Scholarship.)

Adult scholarships will be awarded based on reviews that assess need, initiative, and community involvement.

Adult scholarships are not limited to first-year students.

If an applicant won a scholarship under the Youth Program in a previous year, they can reapply under the Adult Program. Adult applicants are only eligible to win Adult Scholarships twice.

If you are renting or receiving a mortgage subsidy from NLHC and applying as the leaseholder, your account must be in good standing at the time your application is reviewed for eligibility.

Note:

  1. Information on the application form must be valid at the time the application is reviewed for eligibility.
  2. Should you change your post-secondary institution after you submit your application, you are responsible to contact NLHC at 724-3003 to have your application updated.
  3. Graduates from Adult Basis Education (ABE) are eligible to apply.
  4. Tenants living in NLHC's Market-Rental housing are not eligible to apply.

Applications

Please print the appropriate application, and send it to the address below.

2016 Youth ApplicationPDF 

2016 Adult ApplicationPDF 




Corporate Communications
Attention: Scholarships
Newfoundland Labrador Housing
P.O. Box 220
St. John's, NL
A1C 5J2

Scholarship applications are also available from NLHC's regional offices, or by contacting:

Telephone: (709) 724-3003
E-mail: scholars@nlhc.nf.ca

Deadlines:

Youth applications must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2016.

Adult applications must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2016.

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