Gov’t awards 61 scholarships for 2021

By Admin. Updated 4:08 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

A scholarship has been named in honour of this country’s second Prime Minister the late Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell. 

Elrias Jr Keyondre Williams is the awardee of this scholarship.

Williams is one of the seven 2021 National Scholarship Awardees. 

The other national scholarship awardees who are awarded scholarships for five years are

Adiah Summyah Holder- Prime Minister’s Award

Deckqualanie Shenniqua Maurice Simmons- Sir Frederick Ballantyne Award

 Donecia Xonell Charles- Mr. Parnel R. Campbell Award

Tiyana Linelle Zonique Roberts- Mrs. Pearl Best Award

Shoné Petra Warrican- Mrs. Isabella Ferdinand-Samuel Award

Ashantaé Sharonique Shakem Williams- Mr. Leopold Anthony Award

A total of sixty-one scholarships have been awarded to students who excelled at the 2021 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations CAPE and Associate Degrees Programmes offered at St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College-SVGCC.

National Exhibition Scholarships, each tenable for three years, were awarded to sixteen students. 

One scholarship, the Maurice Bishop Special Award, was awarded to Ms. Dessita Lewis, a National of Grenada who met the academic criteria for the award of a Special Scholarship, having completed an Associate Degree Programme at the SVGCC.

Two  Special Awards, tenable for three  years, were awarded to Fleurisia Wyllie and Fransisca Alexander-Holder.

A total of thirty-five Bursaries were awarded, each valued at EC twenty five thousand dollars per year, with a total value of EC seventy five thousand dollars and maximum duration of three years.

The Hon. Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers commend all awardees and successful candidates, teachers, parents, guardians and other stakeholders for the exceptional performance of students at the 2021 examinations. 

This was achieved despite the challenges faced over the past two years as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2021 volcanic eruption.

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