The Grenada Public Service Co-operative Credit Union Limited awarded 13 students in its Scholarship programme at an Awards Ceremony held September 6.
The students were recipients of three scholarships/awards namely the Secondary School Scholarship, The Blue Ribbon Award and The Brighter Futures Scholarship.
The GPSCCU Secondary School Scholarship is a long time initiative of the GPSCCU which seeks to aid students in meeting the financial obligations of Secondary School over five (5) years.
Four students – Johnathan Cyrus (Carriacou), Stephon Buckmire, Edison Williams (Grenville) and Bertrand Collins – joined the programme adding to the six students who are currently being assisted.
The students in the GPSCCU Secondary School Programme are chosen based on need and academic performance and are required to keep good grades throughout their school life.
A guest speaker, and graduate of the programme, Candice Brown, remarked on how beneficial the programme was for her in attaining her 10 CXC subjects and thanked the Credit Union for its support while encouraging the current students in the programme to continue challenging themselves to do better.
Chairperson of the Scholarship committee, Meryl Lord, introduced the newest additions to the GPSCCU Scholarship Programme, The Education Savings Plan Blue Ribbon Award and The Brighter Futures Scholarship.
The Blue Ribbon Award was awarded to Peter Mc Burnie who currently attends the Presentation Brothers College for being the GPSCCU student attaining the highest CPEA score in the 2013 and an active member of the GPSCCU’s Education Savings Plan.
The GPSCCU Brighter Futures Scholarship was awarded for the first time to T. A. Marryshow Community College Students, Candice Blache (Grenville), and Danielle Joseph.
This scholarship would provide them with tuition to the tertiary institution for the next two years.
President of the GPSCCU, Phillip Telesford, was on hand to distribute the scholarships and give the students some words of advice, stressing on the importance of education.
He cited that the young ones should, “Treat education as the key (to) give you access to your future…” and extolled the virtues of good manners, respect and humility as character traits which would help propel them to success.
Scholarship opportunities are available at the GPSCCU to all members. Applications are generally required June-July annually.
Members of the Credit Union, their children or wards, Education Savings Plan holders and Excel Club members are all eligible for various scholarships and awards.