News release

Students Receive Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

Sixty of Nova Scotia's finest young community leaders are receiving scholarships in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

"These young people have taken on everything from opening new skate parks in their communities to raising support for schools in rural Zimbabwe – all while excelling in the classroom as well," said Premier Darrell Dexter. "We are proud to recognize them with these scholarships and encourage them in their further studies."

The commemorative scholarships, one for each year of Her Majesty's reign, are awarded to Grade 12 students who have demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to their communities and the province.

"It's wonderful to have this special opportunity to honour so many of our students," said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. "They have already accomplished some very impressive things and I know they'll continue to have a positive impact in our province and far beyond."

The students receive a $2,000 scholarship, which must be applied to a post-secondary education, and a certificate of recognition.

Students will receive the awards at their graduation ceremonies. The full list of winners can be found at http://diamondjubilee.ednet.ns.ca .

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Sixty of Nova Scotia's finest young community leaders are receiving scholarships in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

The scholarships, one for each year of Her Majesty's reign, are awarded to Grade 12 students who have shown leadership and contributed to their communities and the province.

Premier Darrell Dexter says the province is proud to recognize these students and encourage them in their further studies.

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