Scholarship awards for UWI students

Several outstanding students of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, have received scholarships, altogether worth thousands of dollars, and compliments of the university itself, the private sector, individuals, and non-governmental organizations.

At the 2016 presentation ceremony on Tuesday in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Roy Marshall Teaching Complex, the university was the single largest donor, presenting $400,000 in postgraduate scholarships.

But as campus registrar Kenneth Walters reported, a cross-section of corporate Barbados had made significant contributions, led by companies such as Courts (Barbados) with $150,000 and CIBC First Caribbean with $75,000 respectively.

Walters singled out the Students’ Cafeteria manager Angela Buckmire as an unsung hero, who, with no fanfare, had provided free meals to students in need for almost a decade.

And against a backdrop of students struggling to maintain their places at Cave Hill during the last academic year, Walters said: “Buckmire assisted three students with meals valued at approximately $3,500 for that year, and paid a year’s fees valued at $6,642.60 for another student.”

Personal assistant to Dr Richard Cheltenham, QC, Sophia Payne, presenting the Patterson Cheltenham Scholarship Award to Nicholas Hoyte.
Personal assistant to Dr Richard Cheltenham, QC, Sophia Payne, presenting the Patterson Cheltenham Scholarship Award to Nicholas Hoyte.
Barbados Employers Federation executive director Tony Walcott presenting that organization’s scholarship award to Daniesha Maynard.
Barbados Employers Federation executive director Tony Walcott presenting that organization’s scholarship award to Daniesha Maynard.
Ernst & Young’s Jasmine Babb presenting that organization’s scholarship award to Valencia Crichlow.
Ernst & Young’s Jasmine Babb presenting that organization’s scholarship award to Valencia Crichlow.
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Debra King presenting the bank’s scholarship to Janeika Allen.
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Debra King presenting the bank’s scholarship to Janeika Allen.
Barbados Central Bank’s Laurie Blackman (left) presenting the Roland Craigwell Memorial Scholarship to Quinn Weekes.
Barbados Central Bank’s Laurie Blackman (left) presenting the Roland Craigwell Memorial Scholarship to Quinn Weekes.

One Response to Scholarship awards for UWI students

  1. Shelly Ross
    Shelly Ross April 8, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Congrats to all the awardees and to the organisations for assisting. Special congrats to Angela Buckmire. May God Bless her!

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