$12,000 awarded in scholarships

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Twelve $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corp. (NLHC) tenants or children of tenants.

The scholarships are part of the province's commitment to create healthier communities as outlined in "A Social Housing Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador – Secure Foundations."

Paul Davis, minister responsible for NLHC, said in a news release the provincial government conducts itself on the "principle that education is a vital element in helping people improve their social and economic well-being.”

Davis said this assistance will help students meet their financial obligations, as they continue to invest in their education, and their future.

 Since 1987, NLHC has awarded 228 scholarships to students throughout the province.

 The 2012 youth scholarship winners are:

    •    Dzejla Elezovic, a graduate of Holy Heart High School, currently attending Memorial University;

    •    Chelsea Grace, a graduate of Gonzaga Regional High School, currently attending Memorial University;

    •    Sarah Kerner, a graduate of Gander Collegiate, currently attending Memorial University;

    •    Amanda Lozier, a graduate of Elwood Regional High School, currently attending Memorial University, Grenfell Campus;

    •    Kristen Milley, a graduate of Exploits Valley High School, currently attending Memorial University.;

    •    KeArra Fortune, a graduate of E.A. Butler All Grade in McKays, currently attending College of the North Atlantic, Bay St. George.

 The 2012 adult scholarship winners are:

    •    Jessica Hayden, currently attending Eastern College;

    •    Faye Squires, currently attending Memorial University;

    •    Matthew Kendell, currently attending Memorial University;

    •    Lisa Peddle, currently attending College of the North Atlantic;

    •    Stephany Foley, currently attending Memorial University, Grenfell Campus;

    •    Jennifer Eveleigh, currently attending College of the North Atlantic, Baie Verte Campus.

 Youth scholarships are awarded based on the results of the Department of Education’s scholarship score, which is derived from the student’s performance on public examinations.

Winners of the adult scholarships are selected based on reviews that assess initiative, need and community experience.


Organizations: College of the North Atlantic, Eastern College, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Holy Heart High School Gonzaga Regional High School Elwood Regional High School Exploits Valley High School E.A. Butler All Grade Department of Education

Geographic location: McKays

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Recent comments

  • gord
    January 18, 2013 - 20:05

    To "A BUSINESS MAN": Do I take it from your comment that you and professionals who enter into a term of politics are doing us "lower people" a service and we should bow while backing away as you walk by? Please correct me but can one member actually hold the authority to delegate such money to a scholarship? The story seems to indicate there were more members involved.

  • taxpayer
    January 17, 2013 - 13:05

    the minister makes it sound that the government gave out these scholarships. lets make this clear for the record that it was taxpayers that made these scholarships possible, not some overpayed politicians.

    • a business man
      January 18, 2013 - 08:07

      Actually, the politician who is responsible for managing the taxpayers' money made the decision to make these scholarships possible. Also, note that I have decided that with being a politician would leave be underpaid given my law degree, business degree and current portfolio of investments. personally, I am too selfish to serve the government; I would rather line my pockets. Thus, we should realize that many politicians are missing out of lucrative jobs by serving in politics.

    • Eli
      January 18, 2013 - 20:52

      You're joking again Business Man, right? A retired 20-year Constable making $150,000.00 on the street? Imagine being paid that much and the best he can do is make a major announcement of $12,000.00? Goood as Susan Sullivan, same salary, soliciting names of Seniors for a plaqaue.