St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College: Division of Technical & Vocational Education Scholarship Recipients 2016

Name: Karanja Bushay
Address: Vermont, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Architecture and Building Construction Technology

About me
I live in a single parent family headed by my mom, with the company of two brothers. This assistance will be of great help to me because my mom is unemployed and does her best to support me through College. I have potential but never had the financial assistance needed. Being a recipient of this bursary will motivate me to do much better. After graduating, I hope to work as a contractor or further my studies in building construction.

Name: Kaynella Nichols
Address: Belair, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship

About me
Having gained acceptance into the Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship programme, I sought part time employment as a cashier in an effort to pay for my college expenses and also purchase supplies for my seedling nursery business. I established this business three years ago with intentions to expand and in an effort to learn more about the field of agriculture. I aspire to become the most outstanding student in my programme, and to take my knowledge, experience and love for agriculture and make the best of it by expanding and adding other innovative ideas to my business. This will lead to a successful business and also allow me to create employment for other students part time or full time.

Name: Dahlia Mayers
Address: Choppins, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship

About me
I am grateful for this opportunity to receive financial assistance as I’m a hard working person, and an innovator who likes to try new things. Upon successful completion of my studies, I plan to start a small Poultry Farm and also grow Agricultural Crops in the process so both businesses can benefit and also travel to expand this potential business.

Name: Jyan Cato
Address: Villa, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Hospitality Studies

About me
Born under the Libra sign, my hobbies are cooking, singing, dancing, watching movies and meeting people but most of all I love the Lord. I obtained my primary and secondary level education at the Kingstown Preparatory School and the Bishop’s College Kingstown respectively. After being successful in the 2015 CSEC examination I opted to pursue the Associate Degree Programme in Hospitality Studies at the SVGCC: Division of Technical and Vocational Education because my goal in life is to work in the hospitality industry as an entrepreneur. After God, education is the key to success, so the knowledge and skills acquired through this programme will give me a foundation for higher education to further enhance my knowledge and skills to aid me in achieving my long term goal.

Name: Hollesha Frederick
Address: Barrouallie, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Hospitality Studies

About me
I was raised by my grandmother in the rural community of Barrouallie, who, in spite of her willingness, is not financially able to sustain my college education. This scholarship is therefore a gift from God and I am very grateful to have been selected. After college, I wish to attend the University of the West Indies to pursue a BSc. in Hospitality and Tourism Management. This will also help in the development of tourism here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I want to express my gratitude to The Mustique Charitable Foundation for affording me this opportunity to successfully complete my College education.

Name: Rynie Jackson
Address: Glen, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Hospitality Studies

About me
I was raised by my grandmother in the rural community of Barrouallie, who, in spite of her willingness, is not financially able to sustain my college education. This scholarship is therefore a gift from God and I am very grateful to have been selected. After college, I wish to attend the University of the West Indies to pursue a BSc. in Hospitality and Tourism Management. This will also help in the development of tourism here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I want to express my gratitude to The Mustique Charitable Foundation for affording me this opportunity to successfully complete my College education.

Name: Ansaki Roberts
Address: Sandy Bay & Glen, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship

About me
My name is Ansaki Roberts, a mom of two, originally from Sandy Bay currently residing in Glen. I have two children Nikelia John and Keiandra Saunders. I am grateful for this financial assistance to help with my second year fees, printing of assignments, transportation and lunch expenses. I do not have a steady source of income but I am trying my best to complete my studies. As part of my studies in Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship, I am working on developing a product from papaya. It is going to be papaya tutti frutti. I am planning to develop and operate my small business with papaya tutti frutti after graduating from college.

Name: Corey Davis
Address: Villa, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Electrical Engineering Technology

About me
Upon successful completion of my studies in Electrical Engineering, I would like to work locally in the industry. I am grateful to have been selected to receive this scholarship, as this enables me to purchase the various materials needed for the practical components of my programme.

Name: Maxwell Pompey
Address: Fair Hall, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Business Studies: Sales and Marketing

About me
I chose this programme because of my interest in and love for this aspect of business. I think I deserve this scholarship because I have been studying and working hard to keep my grades up and it would also be a huge aid in helping me financially to finish school and graduate. My future goal is to go abroad and study to become a successful Marketing Manager and also to become a professional athlete. I can guarantee that this investment would not be wasted.

Name: Lenique Maloney
Address: Greiggs, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Culinary Arts

About me
I am grateful for this financial aid so that I may complete my studies in culinary arts. After college I'll be continuing my studies at the Division of Teacher Education or I will being going to university to study hotel management. I need this scholarship because at times, my parents cannot afford my fees for school and my mother is not employed and my father is a farmer and at times income can be slow.

Name: Jede Leighton
Address: Edinboro, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Architecture and Building Construction Technology

About me
I live with my mother and sisters; my mother is a single parent and unemployed. This assistance will be greatly appreciated and it will go a long way in helping me to continue attending this college. I think I deserve this help as one of the top students in my programme, and I will not let this help go to waste. I will also take this as a motivation to be successful at the end of my second year in June 2017. I plan to further my studies in architectural design in hopes of becoming an architect.

Name: Shenika Samuel
Address: Petit Bordel, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Business Studies: Accounting

About me

I hail from the predominantly farming community of Petit Bordel, where hanging out on the block and resorting to the hills are ways of life. I grew up in a single parent household where my late grandmother was the sole breadwinner, which simply means it was not easy. During the 90s, having passed the then Common Entrance exams with flying colours, I attended the Troumaca Ontario Secondary School but due to lack of finance, was unable to meet the requirements to go on to College, however I never gave up and rewrote all necessary subjects in 2011 and was successful.

I became a mother in 2013, which gave me a new meaning to life, a new reason for living, and thus was overwhelmed when I was awarded a place at the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Division of Technical and Vocational Education. Being an aspiring Accountant, I set out to master this field by gaining all the knowledge that I possibly can through further studies.

Beside academics, I am also a jovial person who enjoys travelling and interacting with persons of diverse backgrounds. I am honoured to be selected for this newly implemented scholarship programme and this will be an additional driving force for me to continue to excel. And as I continue on this journey, I will forever keep in mind that “nothing limits excellence.”

Name: Raasikh John
Address: Questelles, St Vincent
Programme: AAS Business Studies: Accounting

About me
I am 18 year old Raasikh John, I am originally from Lowmans Hill where I spent most of my childhood years. I grew up in a single parent household where my mother was the only provider, which was not easy due to the lack of finances. I am now residing in Questelles with my mother and three siblings.

I began my primary education at the Lowmans Leeward Anglican school after which I went to the St.Vincent Grammar School where I discovered my liking for solving financial problems and from that moment I realized I wanted to pursue a career in Accounting. After graduating from the St.Vincent Grammar School I started pursuing my dreams of becoming an Accountant at the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Community College: Division of Technical and Vocational Education. From here on I am hoping to further my studies at a university.

In my spare time I enjoy doing track and field for I am a very athletic person. I would like to thank the Mustique Charitable Foundation for providing me with this scholarship for it will be very beneficial in achieving my goal.