Kings County stu­dents win schol­ar­ships

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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.

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