Richmond County Literacy Network
There are many adults in Richmond County who are presently upgrading their educational skills in order to qualify for entrance into Community College courses, University, Technical or Trades programs. Many of these adults have experienced great challenges in adjusting family commitments, travel and financial costs.
The Richmond County Literacy Network and the W. Blair Memorial Trust have established Bursary Funds to provide bursaries in the amount of $300.00 each to a qualifying adult learner residing in Richmond County. Each year these bursaries will be awarded to assist the recipients with tuition, travel costs, and books.
These bursaries are intended for adult learners who, for a variety of reasons, did not complete Grade 12 while attending the public school system and are presently attending or have been accepted to a training/educational institution in Nova Scotia.
Applicants will be required to meet certain selection criteria and submit an essay (minimum 250 words). For more information or to request and application for these bursaries, please contact:
Richmond County Literacy Network @ (902) 226-0383.
Wilf Cude awards the 2004 recipients of the W. Blair MacMillan Memorial Trust Bursaries to Marilyn Bennet (left) and Shirley MacInnis (right.) Both Marilyn and Shirley were also the 2004 recipients of the Richmond County Literacy Network bursaries.
Literacy Patron Award
The Richmond County Literacy Network presented this year's recipient of the Literacy Patron Award to St. Joseph's Credit Union in Petit de Grat in recognition of the credit union's strong support of literacy in Richmond County. Credit union board director David Kehoe accepted the award from the Literacy Network's board chair Shirley McNamara during the Sixth Annual Drive Fore Literacy Awards Banquet in Dundee, June 26, 2004.
Adult Learner Award
Chris Decoste is the recipient of the 2004 Adult Learner Award which is presented annually by the Richmond County Literacy Network. The award is given to a deserving Richmond County graduate of the NSCC Strait Area Campus who returned to school to upgrade his or her educational level in order to enter a full-time program at the community college. Mr. DeCoste is a graduate of the Construction & Industrial Electrical program at NSCC.