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Six get Basil Charles Scholarships

Six get Basil Charles Scholarships

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As the Basil Charles Educational Foundation continues its educational thrust, two full scholarships and four bursaries were handed over to six needy students last Tuesday morning.
Four of the six children, accompanied by their parents, collected cheques valued at EC$500 each from Elizabeth Charles (daughter of Basil Charles) at Basil’s Bar, located in the Cobblestone Building on Bay Street. {{more}}
Receiving full scholarships were Moretta Cato and Jared John; Cato to pursue studies at the Girls’ High School (GHS) while John, from Greggs, will attend St.Vincent Grammar School (SVGS).
Aniel Baptiste and Jonielle Lowman from Mesopotamia and Dickson Village respectively also collected cheques. Baptiste is headed to the SVGS while Lowman will join Cato at GHS.
The two other students are Kenron Matthews (St.Martin’s Secondary School) and Carlon Richards (SVGS). They were however not at the handing over ceremony.
The Basil Charles Educational Foundation’s scholarship has been assisting needy kids for over 10 years. Over 30 students have benefited from the scholarship. Elizabeth Charles commented that the issuing of the scholarships is not based on academics but on the children’s economic situation.
Children who are awarded bursaries are given EC$500 while those awarded full scholarships are given EC$500 for use in the first school term and EC$450 for the second and third term.
According to Charles, the bursaries are sometimes extended if the student’s economic situation does not improve.
The attendance and marks of the awardees are monitored during the term of the scholarship.

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