Dec. 17, 2002 – The Bank of Nova Scotia presented two University of the Virgin Islands students on the St. Thomas campus with $2,500 scholarship checks on Monday, continuing the company's commitment to funding $20,000 in awards annually, in equal amounts to students on each of the two UVI campuses.
The new scholarship recipients for this academic year are Terisha Fahie, a freshman education major, and Tashema Clarke, a sophomore nursing major. By maintaining high academic standing, they will be eligible to renew their awards each year of their continuing UVI studies.
"The university is grateful to Scotiabank for its generous contribution which each year gives UVI students the ability to confidently prepare themselves for the future," UVI President LaVerne Ragster said.
The new St. Croix campus Scotiabank scholarship recipients for this academic year are freshman computer science major Selah Macedon and senior business administration major Tracey Friday. They are to receive their checks next week.
St. Thomas students Kishone Bussue and Sharyn Niles have been awarded $2,500 each in continuing Scotiabank scholarships for this academic year. It is the third year as a recipient for Bussue, a junior accounting major, and the fourth year for Niles, a UVI senior attending Boston University as a participant in the BU Medical School Early Admission Program.
St. Croix sophomore mathematics major Meria Marcel and junior psychology major Latashia Joseph also have been awarded $2,500 continuing scholarships.
Robert Haines, Scotiabank vice president and country manager for the Virgin Islands, said the company's commitment to providing UVI scholarships is "what we consider being good corporate citizens … Scotiabank wants to help students who otherwise might not be able to complete their education."
Scotiabank scholarship applicants must meet academic performance standards. For information about applying for next year's awards, call Ardrina Scott-Elliott at 693-1096.
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