Cleary Schol­ar­ship

Robert Bar­rett win­ner of in­au­gu­ral Danny Cleary En­trance Schol­ar­ship

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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.”

Fundraiser

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

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