Poole family honoured for scholarship donation
|The Poole family got to meet
one of the winners of their scholarship recently. From left are Ron
Poole, Ada Burry Poole, Terry Poole, and Scott Tobin, winner of the
Poole Family scholarship. The luncheon also marked the 93rd
birthday of Mrs. Burry.
Kippens resident Scott Tobin recently had an opportunity to meet the folks who are backing him at Memorial University.
Corner Brook’s Poole family and Mr. Tobin enjoyed some time together at Grenfell College in Corner Brook, to recognize the awarding of the scholarship. Terry Poole, who attended high school in Corner Brook and now resides in Calgary, established a charitable trust from which the Poole Family Scholarship is derived. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year and renewable for up to three additional years.
The Poole Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student entering into his or her first year of study in any program at Memorial University of Newfoundland (at any campus). To be eligible, candidates must demonstrate financial need and scholarship standing. Preference is given to candidates who graduated from a high school in western Newfoundland. The first recipient of the scholarship was Robert Gash of Corner Brook in 2008. Both Mr. Tobin and Mr. Gash are currently studying in St. John’s.
The luncheon, organized by Grenfell’s Division of Student Services on behalf of Alumni Affairs and Development, was also attended by Mr. Poole’s brother, Ron Poole; his mother, Ada Burry Poole; Mr. Tobin’s mother, Debbie Tobin; Dr. Bill Iams, Grenfell’s vice-principal; Dr. Penny Blackwood, Memorial’s director of Alumni Affairs and Development; Ms Mary Sparkes, co-ordinator of Student Services; and Linda Carroll, Grenfell’s student affairs officer.
“We’re thrilled that we were able to arrange this gathering,” said Ms. Carroll. “It’s very important that our students understand their good fortune and meet the people who support them. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to thank the Poole Family in this special way.”
For more information, visit www.mun.ca/alumni.