Students urged to apply for Taiwan Scholarships
February 8, 2013
Students urged to apply for Taiwan Scholarships

Vincentian youths seeking undergraduate or postgraduate degrees abroad are being encouraged to consider studying in Taiwan.{{more}}

Richard Chen, First Secretary of the Taiwanese Embassy, Gordon Shallow, President of the SVG Taiwan Alumni Association, and other members of the Association will give a presentation on the Taiwan Scholarship at the National Public Library on Wednesday, February 13 at 4 p.m. Another presentation will be held at the Community College at Villa on Friday, February 15, at 10 a.m.

Chen will speak of the benefits, qualifications and requirements of the scholarship and how to apply for it, while Shallow and other members of the Association, who have studied in Taiwan, will share their experiences.

The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has been providing the Taiwan Scholarship to Vincentian youths 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,” a release from the Embassy said.

As of 2012, approximately 60 Vincentians have benefitted from these scholarships and several have graduated and come back to serve the country.

“More importantly, some graduates working for the government are involved in bilateral cooperative projects between SVG and Taiwan,” the release, dated February 5, said.

Currently, around 30 recipients are still studying at Taiwan’s universities.

More information may be had from the Taiwanese Embassy at 456 2431.