The University of the West Indies is continuing to assist students with access to higher education in Antigua and Barbuda through the award of scholarships.
This semester, the Five Islands Campus awarded fifteen (15) scholarships to students currently enrolled at the campus.
The UWI 5K scholarships were awarded to Bernella Vidal, who is pursuing studies at the School of Business and Management and Kemoya Dennis, who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme at The Five Islands Campus.
These scholarships will cover one year of tuition at the Five Islands Campus. The CB Group UWI 5K Run/ Walk event held in 2020 was a collaboration between the Mona, Open and Five Islands Campuses of The UWI.
All proceeds from the CB Group UWI 5K go directly towards the education of the most talented and in-need students and the development of sports at The University. In 2022, The UWI Five Islands will host its own 5K in Antigua and Barbuda.
Thirteen students also benefitted from scholarships through the donation of the Institutional Advancement Division of The UWI. The awards known as ‘The UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Scholarships’ were awarded to students enrolled at The Five Islands Campus in the amount of Five Hundred Canadian Dollars (CAD$500) each.
The thirteen awardees were selected through The UWI Five Islands Scholarship Committee and are drawn from the School of Humanities & Education, the School of Business & Management and the School of Health and Behavioural Sciences.
Principal of The UWI Five Islands Campus, Professor Densil A. Williams noted that these awards will ensure easier access to higher education at the institution for these students. He encouraged more students to enroll in accessing the educational opportunities afforded by having a landed campus in their home country.
Professor Williams also expressed his gratitude to The Institutional Advancement Division and its Executive Director, Mrs. Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind for the work they were doing with partners to create these opportunities. He also thanked the CB Group UWI 5K Team and the UWI Toronto Gala Team for their generosity despite the economic effects of the ongoing pandemic.