Zack Rooney of Fall River, N.S., who’s pursuing an engineering degree at Grenfell Campus, has been awarded $100,000. He said he chose the west coast campus for the smaller class sizes — and because it’s near his favourite ski hill, Marble Mountain.
“I’ve always had a soft spot for Newfoundland because my grandparents live in Twillingate,” he said in a news release from Memorial. “Every time I go to Newfoundland, I am always astounded by how nice the people are. I cannot wait to be able to live there this year! I am also looking forward to being challenged in my academics and to learn about a topic that I’m very interested in.”
Jessica Blatta of Winnipeg, Man., receives an $80,000 scholarship. Blatta is pursuing a science degree focusing on biochemistry and cell biology. She chose MUN, she said, because she had a great experience at the campus when she took part in the 2016 SHAD program.
“I fell in love with the school and knew that I had to come back,” she said. “I'm really looking forward to trying new things and meeting new people.”