Five students of the Dominica State College (DSC) have been chosen to receive special scholarships to accomplish their goal of gaining the Associate Degree in Agriculture from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology.
The students, Rikisha Francis, Kieron John Lewis, Kenan Winston, Chea Seaman and Alyah LeBlanc, were selected by a team of DSC lecturers, following review of the applications and interview with each applicant.
According to a release, funding for the scholarships are provided by the European Union under the BAM program and it aims at ensuring that nothing stands in the way of the students on the way to achieving a high quality qualification that will ultimately improve the human resource capital of the Dominican agriculture industry.
It states further that the scholarship will provide each student with tuition fees and text books for the duration of the associate degree programme. Two of the students are in their first year at DSC while three are in their second year.
The leading criterion for selection was current attitudinal, academic, technical and vocational performance.
The scholarships will be will be presented by officials of the BAM programme at a special ceremony at the DSC on Tuesday, 16th February, 2016.
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