PSU Scholarship awardees urged to set goals, achieve them
July 20, 2018
PSU Scholarship awardees urged to set goals, achieve them

THE FIVE RECIPIENTS of this year’s Public Service Union (PSU) scholarships are encouraged to set goals and take the necessary steps to achieve them.

This year’s PSU scholarship recipients, Sherice Joseph, Camella Josyln, Brianna Thomas, Jamila Thomas and Te’mal Gopaul, received their cheques at a ceremony at the PSU headquarters on Wednesday.

Leroy James, the first Vice-President and Chairman of the PSU education committee told recipients that they are living in a time where significant emphasis is being placed on education.

“I urge you to make the best of this opportunity that is afforded to you. You are the fortunate five from all the scholarship applications we’ve received,” James said.

The vice-president said that due to limited resources, the union could not give all applicants scholarships. However, he noted that bursaries will be awarded to applicants who were unsuccessful in obtaining a scholarship.

Rhea John, a past recipient of a PSU scholarship, also delivered brief remarks at Wednesday’s ceremony.

Using her own experience as an example, she implored students to set goals and work hard to achieve them.

“As an awardee, it was my duty to perform excellent and make my parents, family and the Public Service Union proud. As a result, I developed goals that I would’ve liked to achieve in specific time frames,” she said.

John gave recipients advice on how to be successful in school and personal life.

She also said that there are many benefits to be derived from being a part of the union and she encouraged recipients to join if they become employees of the government service in the future