Scholarships to study in Taiwan available for Vincentian Youth
March 23, 2012
Scholarships to study in Taiwan available for Vincentian Youth

To encourage more Vincentians to study in Taiwan, Richard Chen, First Secretary of the Taiwanese Embassy, together with Gordon Shallow and Wendy Michael, President and member of the SVG Taiwan Alumni Association,{{more}} gave presentations on the Taiwan Scholarship to about 60 students at the Community College at Villa on March 15, 2012.

Chen spoke of the benefits, qualifications and requirements of the Scholarship and encouraged the students to apply for it.

Shallow and Michael, who both studied in Taiwan for 5 years on Taiwan Scholarship and received Bachelor’s degrees in plant pathology and food science and biotechnology, respectively, shared with the students their experience of studying in Taiwan and encouraged the students to apply for the Scholarship.

The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has been generously providing the Taiwan Scholarship to Vincentian youth since 2004. The Scholarship is aimed not only to develop outstanding professionals and experts to meet the needs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines but also to promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between two peoples.

To date, 58 Vincentians have received such scholarships, and quite a few have graduated and come back to serve the country. More important, some graduates working for the government are involved in bilateral cooperative projects between SVG and Taiwan, such as the Tissue Culture Laboratory and the Agro Processing Project. Currently, around 40 recipients are still studying at Taiwan’s universities.

The deadline for the receipt of applications for the scholarships is April 30, 2012. For more information, please call the Embassy at 4562431.