NAPE awards 18 scholarships to students headed to post-secondary education

Congratulations to all the students awarded NAPE/NUPGE scholarships.

St. John’s (14 Nov. 2012) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) has awarded 18 scholarships totaling $11,000 to students pursuing a post-secondary education.

The union annually awards scholarships to children and dependents of NAPE/NUPGE members pursuing a post-secondary education. Scholarships of $1500, $1000 and $500 are awarded based on academic achievement or a written essay.

“The cost of education can be a barrier for many young people. Those who pursue further education often have significant student loans to repay upon graduation,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong. “We are delighted to offer these scholarships each year to recognize the outstanding talent of the youth of our province and our union. I congratulate each of the scholarship recipients for their academic efforts and inspiring essays about the union movement.”

Recipients of this year’s scholarships are:

Emmanuel Strickland Scholarship, $1,500 (for highest marks): Katelyn Foley (Stephenville Crossing)

Max Dyke Scholarships of $1,000 each (for written essay): Danielle Nash (Branch) and Hillary Rowe (Grand Falls-Windsor)

Judge Wm. Browne Scholarship, $500: Lucas Groves (Clarenville)

Regional and At-Large Scholarships ($500 each):

Samantha Budden (Stephenville), Jacqueline Melindy (Happy Valley-Goose Bay), Kelsei Rogers (Lewisporte), Matthew Stead (Gambo), Samantha Ash (Hant’s Harbour), Sarah Garland (Conception Bay South), Justin Wheeler, (Paradise), Stacey Lynn Russell (Clarenville), Helena Paddle (Corner Brook), Evan Slaney (Conception Bay South), Alyssa Giles, (Catalina), Grant Rose (Clarenville), Margaret Power (Creston South) and Samantha O’Leary (Avondale)


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