The number of applications for Lyford Cay scholarships has decreased

Oct 03 - 2022

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There have been many, many applications for scholarships. The Foundation is looking for applicants for STEM programs in particular.

The Lyford Cay Foundation gave out more scholarships for STEM programmes than any other year.

Nicola Virgill-Rolle, executive director of Foundation, states that the request for education assistance has increased, with more applications than before. In addition, it's become harder to sift through some of the outstanding applicants to find recipients.

There are 27 new scholarships for the 2022-2023 year, and each year the Foundation will support 58 students master scholarship.

18-year-old Mateo Bethel, a graduate of St George's High School says: "What inspires me the most is the country’s lack of necessary gear to recover from hurricanes, as demonstrated by Hurricane Dorian. Considering mechanical engineering is such a broad topic, I wish to contribute in many ways."

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Fifty-two percent of the awardees are first-generation college students. Denisha Demeritte, who received the inaugural recipient of the Sir Godfrey Kenneth Kelly Graduate Award, will pursue a master's degree in Public Health Epidemiology to help with potential pandemics and address healthcare inequalities.

"I believe it's my responsibility to investigate health issues that negatively impact the community and to come up with solutions," she says in her essay.

Basil Goulandris, chairman of Lyford Cay Foundation said “We are grateful for the generosity of the Kelly family who have created this new award which honours Sir Godfrey – a former Minister of Education, noted legal mind, businessman and sportsman.”

This year’s recipients are: Raneisha Higgs-Brice (masters in logistics and supply chain management from the University of Windsor), Gabrielle Pintard- Newry (masters in global affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto); Whit- Tia Morley-Barrett (diploma in health information management at St Lawrence College), Therize Pennerman (advanced diploma in mechanical engineering technology – automated manufacturing from Conestoga College Institute of Technology).

Preparations for 2023 evaluation process

Dr Virgill-Rolle says in the future, they will prioritize those that need help the most. They hope to see more Canadians applying for educational opportunities in Canada.

The following scholarships will be given to recipients of the 2018 undergraduate scholarship, Mateo Bethel of University of Guelph; Dominique Bowleg of Spring Hill College; Altia McDonald of Concordia University; Yoshi Moxey of Dalhousie University; Carlisa Smith of the University of Guelph; Donique Whylly of the University of Toronto; Diovante Bain of Acadia University; Jee’von Pratt at Howard University.

There were many scholarships given this year to individuals studying for graduate degrees. Some of the winners of the grad school scholarships include Rashan Martin, LLM Maritime Studies at BPP University; Jade Gray, Master of Science in Public Health from University of Western Ontario; Gabrielle Pintard-Newry, Master of Global Affairs with an emphasis in International Development at the Munk School Faculty of Public Policy and Global Affairs at The University of Toronto; and Leandra Moonsammy, Master of Science in Data Science at Technical University of Catalonia.


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