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SVGTCCU presents scholarships to two

SVGTCCU presents scholarships to two

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Lori Ann Glasgow and Kareem Thompson, the two recipients of the 2009-2011 St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Cooperative Credit Union (SVGTCCU) tertiary scholarship, have been encouraged to use their education to become innovative problem solvers.{{more}}

This advice was given by General Manager of the SVGTCCU Julian Jack, who handed over $9,000 to each of the awardees on Tuesday, October 20, at the union’s conference room. Jack noted that both students were 2004 awardees who received five-year secondary school scholarships and praised them for once again being able to attain further financial assistance because of their excellent academic performances.

He described the recipients as well rounded students and encouraged them to not only find, but to also become the solution, thereby becoming more marketable in what he described as difficult and trying times.

He reminded those present at the ceremony that the SVGTCCCU had two core purposes in its approach which were to encourage people to save and to provide its members with loans to further their development.

Jack said while scholarships were not given at the University level, bursaries were distributed and loans could be granted. He, however, noted that tertiary level scholarships were not only for students who would pursue studies at the Community College but also for persons who excelled and wished to attend the Technical College, School of Nursing or Teachers’ College.

Lori Ann Glasgow, a 16-year-old resident of Calder copped 11 subjects at the CSEC examinations with 9 ones and 2 two’s and hopes to become a forensic scientist or dentist, while Kareem Thompson of Chateaubelair, also 16 years old, obtained 11 subjects with 6 ones and 5 two’s and aspires to become a medical doctor.

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