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Newfoundland and Labrador Eating Disorder Foundation calls for scholarship applications

['At the offices of the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s, executive director Paul Thomey helped to introduce new prevention programs being offered through the foundation.']
Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador executive director Paul Thomey. - Telegram file photo

The Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (EDFNL) has issued its annual application call for the Renata Elizabeth Withers Memorial Scholarship.

The two scholarships, valued at $1,000 a piece, were established by the Withers family in memory of Renata, who died in 2005 after struggling with an eating disorder.

To be eligible, applicants must currently be enrolled in a course of study from a recognized post-secondary institution within Newfoundland and Labrador. The competition is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students with an interest in eating disorders. 

“Applicants course of study should be, broadly speaking, related to eating disorders with a plan to continue this work in the health or education field,” executive director Paul Thomey stated in a release.

The application window is open until 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. The winners will be announced at the EDFNL annual general meeting on Feb, 7.

For details on the application process, visit

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