Local cadets receive scholarships
Hodge says program ‘shaped me into the person I am today’
The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation board of directors named the recipients of the 2017 Educational Scholarships on Monday.
Eighty-one students from across Canada received the honour; among them were six students from the Burin Peninsula, including Ashley Hodge, Ashley Turner, Sarah McDuff, William Breon, Kurtis Kerr and Travis Perrot.
“I am very fortunate to have won a scholarship,” said Ashley Hodge, who spent six years as a member of RCSCC 269 Endeavour.
“(Cadets) has honestly shaped me into the person I am today and I think it’s one of the best programs any youth could be apart of.”
Hodge is currently completing her first year at Memorial University, and plans to study dental hygiene.
The Sea Cadet Education Foundation awards scholarships annually to cadets entering their first year of a university or college course leading to a degree or diploma, or a post-secondary training program that will lead to certification in a recognized profession.
The value of the scholarships ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, with the scholarships payable to the institution the recipient is attending.
The scholarship is open to cadets who have served a minimum of 24 months.
Ashley Hodge was one of six cadets from the Burin Peninsula to receive the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation 2017 Educational Scholarship. In total, 81 cadets from across Canada received the scholarship.