News Release

REF NO.: 162

SUBJECT: Marine Institute celebrates annual spring scholarship ceremony

DATE: March 24, 2010

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland held its annual spring scholarship ceremony today. Thanks to the generosity of local and national businesses, organizations and individuals, 24 students were awarded more than $11,000 for their academic achievements and leadership skills.
Glenn Blackwood, executive director of the Marine Institute, was on hand to address and congratulate the students. “On behalf of the entire MI community, we are honoured to be able to offer these scholarships today,” he said. “We are proud to contribute to the academic success of these exceptional students. Their demonstrated excellence here today is evidence of a productive and promising future.”
Students celebrated their educational accomplishments with their families, MI representatives and numerous individual, organizational and corporate award donors.
Mr. Blackwood said he is extremely pleased with the expansion of the scholarship program, stating that at the fall presentation, 15 new entrance scholarships and three new scholarships for returning students were announced.  
“Without our donors, this ceremony would not be possible,” added Mr. Blackwood. “We have established relationships with very successful organizations, all of whom are keen to help us develop the next generation of leaders in the oceans industries. Your commitment to this program is outstanding and we thank you.”
In total, 25 scholarships were awarded. 
The Marine Institute is North America’s most comprehensive institute dedicated to education, training, applied research and industrial support for the oceans industries.

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