The Marigot Development Corporation (MDC), has secured scholarships valued at $2.3M for students to study in the United States, through its five-year old ‘Study Abroad Program’.
According to a release, this part of the program targets students under 17 years old who are eligible for entrance at a US Private Boarding School. Students are facilitated in preparing for the entrance exam (the SSAT), selecting schools, applying to the schools and obtaining scholarships.
Project Coordinator, Michael Pascal, says they are extremely happy with the performance of the project this year with all students receiving substantial financial awards.
He said of particular note was that for the first time in the program, one student received an award to cover 100% of the cost and the first non-Dominican student joined the program. The scholarship awards ranged from 85% to 100% of the total cost of Tuition & Board at these Private Boarding Schools. He says he is confident that if the students continue to excel at these elite boarding schools, they will be able to gain scholarships to continue their education at some of the top ranked colleges and universities in North America.
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