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Student Awards Night a success

by Sherri Hogan

One hundred and sixty one students received scholarships, bursaries and awards, totalling over $86,755 at the recent Holland College Student Awards Night. Sponsored by Pepsi Bottling Group, the ceremony was held on January 27 at The Tourism and Culinary Centre in Charlottetown.

Holland College scholarships, bursaries and awards are available to students in good standing who are registered in college programs. The awards are based on specific criteria determined by the donor. Students are permitted to apply for one or more of the available awards by mid-October of the school year. In total, approximately $143,000 is awarded annually to Holland College students.

"The selection committees chose 161 students for recognition out of 1,500 applications," said Sylvia Poirier, registrar of Holland College and emcee for the evening.

"The evening could not have been possible without the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations who have contributed to the Holland College Foundation," said Kim Horrelt, Chairperson of the Holland College Foundation Board of Directors. "The college greatly appreciates their support of our students."


For more information about this release, please contact:
Sara Underwood, Media and Communications Officer
Tel: 902-566-9695
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2004