Telecommunication provider, LIME on Tuesday presented scholarships to four students.
LIME Senior Marketing and Corporate Communications Executive Nikala Williams handed over cheques to the four new recipients, one internal, and three external, as well as to students who are already on the company’s scholarship programme.
Kallel DaSilva, the son of Sophia Williams, was this year’s lone internal scholarship recipient.
The former Kingstown Preparatory School student placed 85th for boys and 211th overall in this year’s primary school exit examination and will be attending the St. Vincent Grammar School.
Williams said that because there was only one internal recipient, LIME decided to award one extra external student with a scholarship, bringing the total to three.
The external recipients of scholarship are Fayanna Daniel, daughter of Fayon Daniel, and Deandra Browne, daughter of Dahlia Browne, who will both attend the Girls High School, as well as Jamal Pope, son of Shornette Pope, who will be joining Dasilva at the Grammar School.
“We present these cheques to these students today, as part of our commitment to the Vincentian community that we serve each day and also because they’ve demonstrated a willingness to succeed and that must be celebrated,” General Manager of Lime Leslie Jack said in an interview.
The students will receive $1,400 yearly from Form 1 to 3, and from Form 4 to Community College, they will receive $1,600.
Williams also handed out cheques to students who are already on the scholarship programme, and said the company looks forward to adding more students to the list; a sign that LIME was dedicated to the educational advancement of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
She pointed out that the top three finalists of the LIME Lions Club Public Speaking Competition were added to the list of scholarship awardees, but since there was no competition last year, the company was looking forward to making a presentation next year.
The LIME National Scholarship Awards, since its implementation 31 years ago, has disbursed close to $800,000 to students.