The recipients were Vasnée Williams, Kerese Dias, Sherielle Forbes and Kimesha Sutton, each pursuing degrees in Information Technology, Finance, Management Information Systems and Early Childhood Education respectively.
Three of the aforementioned recipients could not attend as they are currently enrolled in summer school, but they were represented well by family members.
The awardees and their representatives expressed much gratitude to the TDC Group of Companies for allowing them the opportunity to advance themselves academically.
“I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to the members of the Scholarship Committee and the TDC Group of Companies for having great confidence in my abilities and thus awarded me with the scholarship,” Sharielle Forbes said. “I truly appreciate your generosity as this scholarship will immensely assist me with my studies,” she added.
Heslin Dias, mother of Kerese Dias, relayed her profound appreciation to the TDC Group of Companies for selecting her daughter as one of their recipients. “I would like to say on my own behalf thanks to TDC for giving my daughter this scholarship. I know it will go a long way.”
Speaking to the recipients, past awardee Janesha Daniel encouraged them to do their best and “charter [their] course carefully.”
She recalled when she too had first received the grant and conveyed her gratitude to TDC, as they helped to make her dream a reality.
Earle Kelly, chairman of the TDC Group of Companies said that the awardees should be dedicated to their education, as it is not so much where they start but where they end up. He made reference to Daniel who is now a Certified Public Accountant, indicating that she is really committed to her education.
Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Debbie Isaac, congratulated the recipients and thanked the TDC Group of Companies for their public commitment to student development.
The scholarship award began in 2008 and is geared towards assisting students who want to pursue advanced educational programs at home and abroad. Each recipient received US $5,000 amassing a total of US $180,000 over the past nine years.
Thirty-five nationals have benefitted from the programme thus far.