Six students awarded bursaries
October 2, 2009
Six students awarded bursaries

six university students have been awarded more than $15,000 by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union Ltd.{{more}}

The SVGTCCU held its 13th Education Bursary Award at its office in Kingstown on Tuesday, 29 September, 2009.

The six bursary recipients are Coranie Davis-Chandler, Angene James, Innis Primus, Davina Creese, Winston Carl Phillips and Davelia D. Ross.

Chandler, James and Primus will be pursing studies locally in Educational Administration, Literacy Studies and Literacy, respectively. They each received one-off bursaries of $2,500.

Creese, Phillips and Ross will be pursuing studies outside of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Marine Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning and Accounting, respectively. Creese received a bursary of $2,000, while Phillips and Ross each received $3,000 awards.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, General Manager of the SVGTCCU Julian Jack expressed pleasure at being able to assist the recipients in furthering their education. He noted that the bursary programme began 12 years ago with $20,000 being distributed to three persons. Today, he explained, they are unable to match the original sums because of the number of persons requesting assistance.

Jack stressed that the SVGTCCU considers education as an important element of each citizen’s development, in turn contributing to the development of the country.

The SVGTCCU also offers secondary school and post-secondary school scholarships to individuals and book vouchers and student loans.

One recipient of a 2008 bursary, Akeila Ross, was at the ceremony to receive her sister Davelia Ross’ award. Ross thanked the SVGTCCU for assisting her in completing her three-year associate degree. Additional thanks came from 2009 bursary award recipient Angene James, who said the money will go a long way in helping her complete her studies.