Robert Barrett winner of inaugural Danny Cleary Entrance Scholarship
The first Danny Cleary entrance scholarship winner has been named. And the Riverhead native and first Newfoundlander to bring home the Stanley Cup says he’s “delighted the scholarship has been awarded.”
Robert Barrett of Mount Pearl has been named the winner of the inaugural Danny Cleary Entrance Scholarship. Valued at $ 1,000 the scholarship is designed to go towards first-year studies at Memorial University.
Dan Cleary says he is, “delighted the scholarship has been awarded.”
The Riverhead native and first Newfoundlander to bring home a Stanley Cup went on to say he, “ was very proud to have been able to establish the scholarship so that deserving young men and women of the province could further their education.”
The scholarship was launched last year after Cleary’s Red Wings won the Stanley Cup. A fundraiser was held which involved the sale of Red Wing paraphernalia. Donors also had their photos taken with Clary and the Stanley Cup.
The net proceeds from these events was $ 20,000. It was used to endow a scholarship at Memorial University
Any male or female person in the province is eligible for this entrance scholarship.
Good academic standing
The criteria is that the person be in good academic standing and have played the highest level of minor hockey in his or her graduating year in High School. The Scholarship cannot be less than $ 1,000. Robert Barrett graduated from the minor system last spring and this year finds himself a member of the Mount Pearl Mark’s Work Wearhouse Blades of the Kent
St. John’s Junior Hockey League. He plans on studying engineering at Memorial.
ROBERT BARRETT of Mount Pearl is the first recipient of the Danny Cleary Entrance Scholarship