Schol­ar­ship win­ners from Trin­ity Con­cep­tion

The Compass - - COMMUNITY BOARD -

Two stu­dents from the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion re­gion have been awarded scholarships from the provin­cial govern­ment.

Bran­don Thorne of New Har­bour and Matthew Blun­don from Bay de Verde have been rec­og­nized for their aca­demic ex­cel­lence in post sec­ondary stud­ies.

Bran­don is the sole re­cip­i­ent of this year’s Ron­ald K. Kennedy Schol­ar­ship, worth $1,200.

The schol­ar­ship is awarded to stu­dents who have com­pleted two years of a de­gree or di­ploma pro­gram. The award’s cri­te­rion in­cludes scholas­tic achieve­ment and prom­ise, qual­i­ties of char­ac­ter and eco­nomic need. The win­ner does not have to ap­ply for the schol­ar­ship.

Bran­don is at­tend­ing Me­mo­rial Univer­sity with a math­e­mat­ics fo­cus, and is a for­mer stu­dent of Cres­cent Col­le­giate in Blake­town. He is the son of Chris­tine and Brian Thorne, and has two sib­lings, Joshua and Shelby.

Matthew, who is no stranger to recog­ni­tion, is one of 37 re­cip­i­ents to earn the Cen­te­nary of Re­spon­si­ble Govern­ment schol­ar­ship from Me­mo­rial Univer­sity worth $1,000.

The award is given to stu­dents on the ba­sis of aca­demic achieve­ment to a stu­dent reg­is­tered to a course at Me­mo­rial Univer­sity, the Ma­rine In­sti­tute or Col­lege of the North At­lantic. Matthew is at­tend­ing Me­mo­rial study­ing busi­ness.

In or­der to be el­i­gi­ble for the award, a stu­dent must con­tinue stud­ies on a full- or part-time ba­sis. The win­ners are de­cided with­out ap­pli­ca­tions.

Grad­u­at­ing in 2012, Matthew re­ceived the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Award at Bac­calieu Col­le­giate for top stu­dent. He also re­ceived some $2,000 in other scholarships.

Matthew is the son of Lewellyn and Max­ine Blun­don and has one brother, Mark.

A to­tal of $57,000 in scholarships have been an­nounced for 54 stu­dents study­ing in New­found­land and Labrador from the provin­cial govern­ment.


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