The Communal Co-operative Credit Union Ltd has awarded six scholarships and eight grants to students of members under its Rodney Mauricette Memorial Scholarship initiative.
The scholarships will be used by students to purchase school supplies over the next five years, while the grant is a one-off payment to start the students off at the secondary school level.
Children of members of the Credit Union who were successful in the 2017 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) are the beneficiaries.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony held last week Thursday at the Grenada Red Cross Conference Room on Lucas Street, St. George, General Manager of Communal, Shurla Harris-Fields said that the scholarship fund which started in 1988 is aimed at giving back to members.
“The process of selection is not an easy on…we would like to assist everyone. Students will receive assistance for the purchase of school supplies for the next five years and the grant is a one-off payment to set you off…Make the best use of this opportunity,” she told the students and their parents.
President of the Board of the Directors at Communal Co-operative Credit Union, Claudia Alexis congratulated the students on achieving success in the CPEA.
“Your journey has just begun and with hard work and dedication you will succeed. Your secondary education is important for your future. The road will not be easy but the reward will be great,” she said.
Alexis also had a few words of encouragement for the parents.
“Your work has just begun…you must focus on their development…ensure that they attend school and all home work is done and on time,” she said.
Representatives from the Ministry of Education who witnessed the handing over ceremony also urged the students to dream big.
The six scholarship recipients will be receiving $800.00 a year over a five-year period and the eight grant awardees each received a one-off payment of $500.00.