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The 1996 Prince Edward Scholarship has been awarded to Jim Scott
of Halifax announced the Minister responsible for the Technology
and Science Secretariat Gerald J. O'Malley today on behalf of
Education and Culture Minister Robbie Harrison.

"The scholarship represents important community support for an
outstanding student and helps to further the study of art and
design in Nova Scotia," said Mr. O'Malley.

A graduate of Cobequid Educational Centre, who has also attended
the Colchester Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, Mr.
Scott was admitted to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
in the spring of 1993 to study Environmental Planning. He intends
to graduate in the spring of 1997.

Mr. Scott has already won three important scholarships in 1996;
the Shell Canada Resources Scholarship, the Centennial
Scholarship and the Endowment Fund Scholarship.

Having extensively studied the urban and rural character of
Maritime landscapes over the last four years, Mr. Scott is very
concerned about environmental, social and economic issues related
to the present patterns of growth. He considers it very important
to conserve the unique character of the region.  In particular,
he has comprehensively studied two rural communities that desire
economic growth, Tatamagouche and Pugwash.

In addition to his outstanding academic work, Mr. Scott is a
member of Triathlon Canada's national team and a keen

The Prince Edward Scholarship was recently increased to $5,000
from $1500. It was established by the Government of Nova Scotia
to commemorate the visit of H.R.H. Prince Edward to the college
in 1987. Nova Scotia students entering their final year in a
degree program at the college are eligible to apply.

The 1996 recipient was chosen by the Prince Edward Scholarship
selection committee from a number of qualified applicants
recommended by the college's scholarship committee. The selection
committee consists of Joan Stewart, chair; Elizabeth Sodero,
Bernard Riordon, and Dr. June Buchanan.

Mr. Scott and the winners of the Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone
Memorial Fund Entrance Scholarship and the Nova Scotia Women in
Engineering Scholarship (1995 and 1996) will be honoured at a
reception at the Red Chamber, Province House today (Wednesday,
Sept. 25) at 4 p.m.  Media is invited to attend.


Contact: Elizabeth Ann Macdonald  902-424-5892

trp                     Sept. 25, 1996 - 1:10 p.m.