August 31, 2007

Eight grab OAS Scholarships

The Organization of American States (OAS) has awarded scholarships for academic study to eight (8) outstanding scholars of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for the academic year 2007/2008.{{more}}

Two (2) scholarships are for studies leading to a Bachelor’s degree, five (5) scholarships are for studies leading to a Master’s degree, and one (1) scholarship has been awarded for studies and research leading to a Doctorate.

Of the eight scholarships, three were awarded under the OAS scholarship program’s Self-placed mechanism – meaning that the scholars first acquired acceptance to their university of choice and then applied to the OAS for funding. Five scholarships were awarded under the OAS-placed mechanism – meaning that the scholars applied to the OAS for both university placement and funding. Under this mechanism, the OAS negotiates acceptance for successful scholars at recognized and reputable universities and institutions, within the OAS consortium of institutions of higher learning.

Cametha John and Mark Glynn, both self-placed scholars, have received funding to complete studies leading to a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Technology in Jamaica. John is studying Urban and Regional Planning, while Glynn is studying Quantity Surveying.

Lisa Roach, also a self-placed scholar, will pursue a Doctorate in Geophysics at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Nneka Cupid, an OAS-placed scholar, will pursue a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

Gwenette Cambridge, Venisha Coombs, Emerson John and Marcia John, have

also received OAS-Placed scholarships. They will pursue Master’s degrees in the fields of Early Childhood Development, Psychology, Civil Engineering and Applied Linguistics, respectively. Negotiations on their university placements are still


The Organization of American States congratulates the above scholars on their outstanding achievement.

The OAS Program of Scholarships and Training is intended to support initiatives by OAS member states in pursuit of integral development, by supporting human resource development in the priority areas established by the Summits of the Americas, the OAS Strategic Plan for Partnership for Integral Development and the OAS General Assembly.