First International helping students
September 3, 2004
First International helping students

Having performed creditably at Common Entrance, ten students have been rewarded by First Caribbean International Bank and at the same time has eased some pressure off their guardians.{{more}}
Last Thursday at the bank’s offices on Halifax Street nine bursaries and one scholarship were handed over by banking authorities. Senior Retail Manager Monica Glasgow said that there were a lot of applications for assistance but the bank because of budget reasons could only assist ten persons. Interested persons were asked to provide a letter of recommendation showing behaviour and academic performance.
This is the first time that scholarships and bursaries have been given since Barclays and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) merged to form the First Caribbean International Bank. Both banks, Barclays and CIBC had separate scholarship programs.
Glasgow said that the bank would monitor the students’ progress and make sure that they the students make use of the opportunity.
“Education is something that no one can take from you so we want the students to take their education seriously,” said Glasgow.
Receiving bursaries were Shiruka Jackson, Cheryl Harry, Vonisha Leighton, Stephanie Browne, Tevin Huskinson, Shermalon Samuel, Keithron Glasgow, Dahlia Durrant and Kishneil Stephen. Shakel Bobb who was accompanied by her mom Diane Bobb received the lone scholarship of EC$1000 per year. This scholarship also goes on to Community College..