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The Nova Scotia Bowling Proprietors Association has bowled a
strike for Nova Scotia's students. Eleven scholarships of $500
each have been established by the province's candlepin bowling

The scholarships are open to 1997 Nova Scotia high school
graduates entering university or community college in the fall
and who participates or has family members participating in

Dave Henry of the Nova Scotia Bowling Proprietors Association
says these scholarships reflect the sport's commitment to youth
and education.

"We are a community-based organization and we feel that through
our youth programs and these scholarships we can give something
back to the community that supports us."

Robbie Harrison, education and culture minister, applauded the
association for its initiative. "There are clear linkages between
a healthy mind and a healthy body. Hopefully, these scholarships
will encourage more students to participate in a sport enjoyed by
people of all ages."

For the scholarship program, the association has divided the
province into four zones based on the location of bowling
centres. The breakdown with the number of scholarships available
is: Zone 1: Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou, Antigonish and
Guysborough -- two scholarships; Zone 2: Lunenburg, Queens,
Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, Annapolis, Kings and Hants -- three
scholarships; Zone 3: Halifax County -- four scholarships; and
Zone 4: Cape Breton -- two scholarships.

Interested students should write a letter to their high school
guidance counsellor by June 6 outlining their plans for the fall
and their connection to candlepin bowling. Scholarship recipients
will be announced the week of June 15.


Contact: Dave Barron
         NSYBC Scholarships

trp                      May 9, 1997 - 9:40 a.m.