BOSVG awards 16 students with scholarships
November 1, 2013
BOSVG awards 16 students with scholarships

The Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines continued its outreach programme to the nation’s students when it awarded 16 scholarships last week.{{more}}

Scholarships were awarded on October 22 in the following categories: staff children scholarships: Dandre Toney and Iman Ballantyne; education assistance: Azzan Carr, Kruz Dickson, Jade Martin and Miah Thompson; mortgage scholarships: Ryanna Glynn and Nneka Mc Millan; hard area scholarships: Rita Alexander, Safiya Nanton, Nicosia Ollivierre and Latifa Snagg; and A level scholarships: Hasani Browne, Shaneka Craigg, Luzianne Matthias and Aaliya Providence.

The staff scholarships are valued at $2,000 per year; education assistance at $500; mortgage – $2,000 for the first five years and $3,000 thereafter; hard area scholarships – $3,000 per year and the A level scholarships are valued at $3,000 a year.

“It is our way of partnering – our social responsibility stretches far and wide,” Bernard Hamilton, managing director (ag) said at the handing over ceremony.

He explained that the bank also contributes to sports and culture; however the contribution made to education remains one of the top priorities.

“Because for us, it identifies with the future development of our young people and, by extension, our future stock of nation builders,” he said.

He encouraged the recipients to take full advantage of the opportunity to accomplish their dreams.

“I know at this stage of their lives, they have different views and visions in terms of what they want to be in the future,” Hamilton said.

Errol Allen, chairman of the Board of Directors, also explained that the scholarship programme had become an integral part of the list of activities for the bank.

Knowledge is power, Allen said, and he felt it was important for young people to get to know their strengths and weaknesses and to be able to build on their strengths and overcome their weak points.

“In time you will know how your brain works and that there are four mental codes and which of those fit you most comfortably,” he said.

Featured speaker Rhonda Dickson, in her presentation aimed at motivating the students, spoke on the importance of accepting positive thoughts.

“Thoughts would drive your emotions and your actions,” she said.

Dickson explained that because of the good thoughts towards the students of the country, the bank came up on the idea of the scholarship programme.

“They thought of it and put some things in place to ensure that the thought was driven,” she said. (DD)