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NL Housing Corporation scholarship recipients announced


The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) has awarded its 2016 scholarship awards to tenants currently pursuing post-secondary studies.

Sherry Gambin-Walsh is the minister responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.

Sherry Gambin-Walsh, the minister responsible for NLHC, announced the recipients today.

Youth scholarship winners are Alicia Hawco, Bell Island, a graduate of St. Michael’s Regional High attending Memorial University; Troy Pfinder, Grand Falls-Windsor, a graduate of Exploits Valley High attending College of the North Atlantic; Brandon Bath, Glenwood, a graduate of Lakewood Academy attending College of the North Atlantic; and Abby Park, Corner Brook, a graduate of Corner Brook Regional High attending Memorial University.

Adult Scholarship winners are Karen Jones, St. John’s, currently attending Memorial University; Ashley Drover, Sunnyside, currently attending College of the North Atlantic; DJ Williams, Stephenville, currently attending College of the North Atlantic;Marie Christine Nassuna, St. John’s, currently attending Memorial University; Deborah Simmons, Grand Falls-Windsor, currently attending Keyin College; and Stacey Green, Stephenville, currently attending Keyin College.

NLHC has awarded 288 scholarships throughout the province to support adult tenants and children of tenants pursuing a post-secondary education since 1987. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000.

Youth Scholarships are awarded based on the results of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s 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. 

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