Kings County students win scholarships
Two Kings County students are being supported in their studies of energy-related subjects that will help the province’s energy future.
“Just like our smart and talented students, Nova Scotia’s energy sector is filled with potential,” said energy minister Geoff MacLellan. “Together, we can make the most of opportunities in front of us so young people have the chance to start and grow their careers at home, and Nova Scotia has a more prosperous future.”
Keisha Kane, a graduate of Central Kings Rural High School, is attending Acadia University to study towards a bachelor of kinesiology. She is one of eight Nova Scotians to receive renewable scholarships of $2,500 every year for four years.
Jessica King, from Northeast Kings Education Center, is attending Nova Scotia Community College and studying to be an electrical technician. King is among the eight other students at the Nova Scotia Community College doing trades and technology programs that will receive a one-time grant of $2,500.
The funds for the scholarship come from the provincial government and Pentgrowth Energy Corporation, a Canadian oil and natural gas producer in Calgary, Alberta. Interest in the Nova Scotia energy industry, academic standing and community involvement were the three criteria used to determine scholarship recipients. All the recipients receiving the grants or scholarships are enrolled at the Nova Scotia Community College or well-known programs in universities all around Canada.