Provincial scholarships totalling more than $200,000 have been awarded to 201 recent high school graduates throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
The scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 to $2,500, are used to help students pursue post-secondary education. Eligibility is based on public examination results.
Education Minister Clyde Jackman said in a news release these scholarships acknowledge the achievement of students from communities across the province, in both urban and rural centres, and from schools both large and small.
“As a government, we believe it is important to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and, through these scholarships, help contribute to their post-secondary education and training,” Jackman said.
Among the scholarships, the junior jubilee scholarship, valued at $2,500, is awarded to the student who attains the highest overall marks in the province. This year’s recipient is Hayam Hamodat, a graduate of Gonzaga Regional High in St. John’s.
The Const. W.C. Moss scholarship is awarded to the son or daughter of a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (active, retired or deceased) who, other than the junior jubilee winner, achieved the highest public examination marks. This year’s recipient is Russell MacLean, a graduate of St. James Regional High School in Port aux Basques.
The province also awards $1,000 electoral district scholarships to the three high school graduates in each electoral district with the highest marks.
Centenary of responsible government scholarships, valued at $1,000, are awarded to 55 students— other than the junior jubilee, W.C. Moss and the electoral district scholarship winners — with the highest marks.
“I congratulate each of this year’s scholarship recipients and wish them continued success as they continue their educational journey,” Jackman said.
The full list of scholarship winners can be viewed HERE.