LIME awards  students scholarships
August 4, 2015
LIME awards students scholarships

Successful applicants to the LIME Scholarship fund were last week presented with cheques and other goodies by the telecommunications provider.

Last Wednesday, LIME welcomed to their scholarship programme four new recipients fresh from their successful performances at the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA).{{more}} The company also honoured its commitment to current scholarship holders, as well as the top CSEC student after remediation and the top three students in the LIME sponsored public speaking competition.

Receiving scholarships for the first time were Donya Lucas, Devon Ellis, Jéshari Munroe and Keishante Smart.

Eric February, Damarley James and Chrislon Fraser, who took the top three places in the Secondary Schools’ public speaking competition also received scholarships, while Yannick Bacchus received a scholarship for his outstanding performance after remediation in the 2014 CSEC exam.

LIME general manager Wayne Hull, addressing Wednesday’s gathering at the Professional Secretarial Services conference room, congratulated the students for their exceptional performances in their various examinations and encouraged them to continue performing well, which is a requirement to keep the scholarships.

He also applauded the parents for the part they played in the success of their children.

Hull pointed out that the students were all well deserving of their scholarships and noted that the scholarship programme was a pillar for the company.

He said that the initiative started 31 years ago and was used to strengthen the relationship between the company and its employees, but has since evolved to incorporate the public.

The students will receive an annual grant from forms one to three, with increases from form 4 to the tertiary life of the student.

Hull also indicated that the company now offers services that are tailored to the needs of students and encouraged the parents who have not yet done so to visit LIME stores and sign up for these services, which would be beneficial to their children.

Three of the four parents of the new scholarship awardees also used the opportunity to thank LIME for the assistance.

David Ellis, Kalissa Smart and Ianca Lucas expressed their gratitude, saying that the scholarships would go a long way in easing the financial strain and vowed to do their best to ensure that their children maintain satisfactory marks.

More than 100 students have received scholarships from LIME over the years, with a number of the recipients moving on to higher achievements.