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NEADS Announces the winner of the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award

Ottawa, October 4, 2011 - The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) and the family of the late Holly Bartlett are thrilled to announce the winner of the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award. An undergraduate English student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is the recipient of the bursary in the amount of $1,000. The award, which will be paid to UBC, will cover some of the costs related to tuition and student fees.

"We are so grateful that NEADS has established this award in honour of Holly. To know that others will be awarded for their responsibility towards self-reliance and education ensures that Holly's legacy lives on," said the Bartlett family. "Holly was ever convinced she could complete any obstacle and outrun any challenge. It is our family's hope that the well-deserved recipients continue their commitment in working towards a better tomorrow for not only themselves, but for their community. Her spirit will forever live on in the phenomenal work of these recipients. We are so very thankful and proud."

"Holly Bartlett was loved by all who knew her", said Frank Smith, NEADS' National Coordinator. "It was my privilege and pleasure to work with Holly while she served on our Board of Directors. Holly's accomplishments, in a life that was way too short, were phenomenal. We believe that she should be honoured and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award is a fitting tribute because it will help other students with disabilities realize success in post-secondary education. I congratulate her outstanding achievements and for being recognized as the first recipient of the Award in Holly's memory."

For more information, please contact the NEADS office: National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, tel. (613) 380-8065.

 




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