Campbellton (NB) – Last week was held the first ever award of the Dr. Master Proficiency Health Scholarships. Last year, Dr. Surya Master, a retired surgeon, had made a generous donation to the Friends of Healthcare Foundation, and the interests from that amount were to be used to award scholarships for Restigouche students pursuing post-secondary studies in the field of healthcare. Four graduates from the Sugarloaf Senior High School (SSHS) and 4 graduates from the Polyvalente Roland-Pépin (PRP) were each awarded scholarships of $1,000 or $600.
More specifically, on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, were held respectively the graduation ceremony of the SSHS and that of the PRP. For the SSHS, the recipients were Katie Kierstead with $1,000, Prabhanshu Sinha with $1,000, Jasmin Anderson with $1,000 and Avery Patricia Turgeon with $600. As for the PRP, the recipients were Lucie Maude Couture with $1,000, Jonathan Thériault with $1,000, Kassandra Levesque-Mann with $1,000 and Émilie Boudreau with $600.
Mr. Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation stated: “On behalf of the Foundation, I would like to congratulate our eight award recipients and to wish them best of luck in their studies. I would also like to thank Dr Master once again for his generous donation that will help students from OUR community to pursue studies in the field of healthcare.”