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Nineteen Vincentians awarded University scholarships to Venezuela


Nineteen young Vincentians will next week begin an intensive course in Spanish, prior to taking up University scholarships in Venezuela later this year.{{more}}

A release from the Venezuelan Embassy said the scholarships were awarded as part of a Student Interchange Agreement signed between the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in 2007.

Three of the Vincentians selected will be studying Community Medicine; seven, Administration in International trade; six, Tourism and three, Maritime Transport.

The new scholarship holders hail from various parts of the country including New Grounds, Largo Height, Fair Hall, Lowmans Leeward, Campden Park, Belair, Biabou, Layou, Long Wall, Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Cane End Village, Cane Hall, Redemption Sharpes, Clifton (Union Island) and Kingstown.

After registration through the Service Commissions Department, the scholarship recipients were selected by Venezuelans Officers of the Foundation Great Marshal of Ayacucho, of the Ministry of University Education of the Venezuelan Government, the organization responsible for the development of the scholarship programme.

So far, 70 Vincentians have benefitted from the programme.