Students receive KCCU Bursaries, Scholarships
September 3, 2010
Students receive KCCU Bursaries, Scholarships

The Kingstown Co-Operative Credit Union Limited (KCCU) continued with its commitment to giving back to its members with its annual scholarship and bursary awards on Wednesday, August 25.{{more}}

This year’s contribution included four scholarships, up from the usual two, each worth $1,000 annually over a five year period; two bursaries valued at $600 and 41 one off payments of $150, which were distributed to assist students entering secondary school with the associated costs.

In the spirit of encouraging the philosophy of thrift, awardees were presented with accounts with $50 credited to that account, another initiative of the KCCU scholarship program.

And most importantly, according to Hudson Nedd, a member of the credit union’s education committee, because of the high numbers of applicants that the scholarship program continues to receive, a decision was made to reward all applicants.

Addressing the gathering, Israel Carr, the 2010 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations’ top local student and former KCCU scholar, offered advice to the new first formers.

“You have to put in the effort,” Carr said.

“As you enter secondary school, set goals for yourself and once you have achieved them, set higher goals for yourself,” he continued.

He encouraged the new secondary school students to maintain a positive attitude.

“Develop a good reputation during your school life.”

“You will face challenges, but determination and perseverance is the key,” he explained.

“Don’t be a follower, be a leader,” was Carr’s advice as he wound up his presentation.

The KCCU has been assisting its members by offering financial assistance since 1995.

Over 28 students have benefitted from the scholarship program and over $100,000 has been awarded in scholarships. (DD)