August 12, 2014
Children of police officers awarded with scholarships based on 2014 CPEA results

Children of police officers who were successful in the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA), were on August 7, presented with full scholarships from the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF).{{more}}

Thirty-five children received full scholarships and two, assistance, when the local constabulary held its annual scholarship fund presentation ceremony, at the Old Montrose Police Station.

Delivering brief remarks, Acting Commissioner of Police Reynold Hadaway said while students are eager to start their journey at the secondary level, he urged them to not allow their eagerness and passion to fade over the next five years.

“Let that eagerness and passion echo throughout, while you prepare yourself and prepare assignments during your time in school. Remember the sacrifices made by your parents and guardians and all those who support you,” Hadaway implored.

He further beseeched the students to remain focused and set goals and work diligently towards realising them.

Speaking to the parents, Hadaway told them to be directly involved in their children’s educational development.

“Check their books regularly to ensure they complete their assignments in a timely manner. This will certainly impact positively on their young lives and will be essential when they enter the world of work,” he said.

Featured speaker and past recipient of a police scholarship, attorney Ranelle Roberts, described the successful students as “elite” stating that such scholarships are not given to any ordinary student.

“They are given only to those children of the men and women who serve this nation. This award signals that the RSVGPF has invested its resources in you and demonstrated its commitment to your educational development,” Roberts said.

Roberts, the daughter of former Inspector of Police, Randolph Roberts, urged the students to take full advantage of the opportunity given to them.

The past student of the Girls’ High School also told the recipients that it is now their duty to maintain the highest tradition of excellence in behaviour, deportment and academia inherent within the police force.

“I want the best for you. I will encourage you to take care of your books, tools and equipment. Study hard and smart, and remember you are investing in yourself,” Roberts said.

The Police Scholarship Fund was started under the leadership of former and first West Indian Commissioner of Police Colonel Anderson, (deceased) who headed the Police Force between 1954 and 1970.(KW)