Nine students who were successful at this year’s Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) examination have been afforded full scholarships to pursue the secondary level of their education compliments telecoms provider, FLOW.
Since its inception in 1991, more than 300 students have benefitted from the FLOW Scholarship Programme, formally known as the Cable and
Wireless Scholarship Programme and most recently, the LIME Scholarship Programme.
A special ceremony was held at the Trade Centre Annex in Grand Anse St. George, to award full scholarships to the new scholarship recipients under the programme, which is into its 25th year.
Delivering the feature address at the ceremony was a former scholarship recipient (2001-2006) Elwise Williams, who attained an Associate Degree in Business Studies at the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) and is currently employed in the Operations department at Republic Bank Grenada Ltd.
Williams urged all the scholarship recipients to set goals and have dreams but warned them that “those dreams won’t ever become a reality if you don’t work towards them”.
She shared with them a few tips that has helped her in pursuing her dreams.
“Always trust in God, believe in yourself (and) aim high. You can only reach your goal if you have set one to begin with. Determine today where you want to be 10, 20, years down the road. Know what you want out of your life (and) in the end it may not be exactly what you planned but you would be so much closer towards achieving your dreams”, she said.
The ceremony was attended by officials from the Ministries of Youth and Education, along with top officials from Cable and Wireless and FLOW.
Youth Minister Roland Bhola was present to assist with the presentation of awards to eight students under the programme who attained a grade point average of 80% and over during the last school year.
In delivering remarks, Minister Bhola urged the students to make the best use of the opportunity afforded to them and commended FLOW for being consistent with the scholarship programme over the years.
The FLOW Scholarship Programme was founded in 1991 to provide assistance to students to demonstrate that the company was a good corporate citizen.
Students are selected based on merit and financial needs by a committee in partnership with the Ministry of Education and FLOW Scholarship Desk.
This year’s awards were executed under the theme: “Dream big, work hard and follow your dreams”.