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Four (4) Bursaries awarded for 2023-2024 Academic Year  at the UWI Global Campus, St Vincent & the Grenadines

Each year, a matrix-based assessment is used to identify and interview community-oriented candidates who needs financial assistance. A committee then reviews the shortlisted candidates to select those candidates fitting to receive a Bursary.

After contemplation, the committee selected the following four (4) candidates to receive the Mustique Charitable Trust Bursary Award for the 2023/2024 Academic Year:

  • Okieve Graham (Male)    Bachelor of Science: Marketing
  • Juliette James (Female)    Bachelor of Education: Educational Leadership & Management
  • Jolisa Primus (Female)     Bachelor of Education: Early Childhood Development & Family Studies
  • Leroy Walker (Male)       Bachelor of Science: Sports Leadership & Management

These four (4) candidates now join the Mustique Charitable Trust Bursary Programme, which initiated in January 2010 and has since seen 28 graduated awardees who have received 15 First Class Degrees, 6 Upper Second Degree, 6 Lower Second Degrees and 1 Certificate.

Many of these graduates are now giving back to the society through their careers in teaching, counselling and social work which speaks in itself of the sustainability of this successful and beneficial collaboration between MCT and UWIGC

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Okieve GrahamBachelor of Science: Marketing

Okieve Graham is a Customer Service Agent in the Airline & Tourism Industry. His interaction with visitors in these fields has identify the need for more accessible information about his beautiful homeland. With this in mind, he has selected Marketing with a special focus on Digital Marketing with hopes to create apps that will allow visitors to have a more informed experience while visiting St Vincent & the Grenadines. He also hopes that his dream will open a gateway for other young entrepreneurs.

Juliette JamesBachelor of Education: Educational Leadership & Management

Juliette James is a primary school teacher who is committed to helping our Vincentian children in the area of Literacy. She hopes to also obtain additional specialised training in Literacy. It is indeed her passion and she sees this degree as an opportunity to contribute to the teaching curriculum to help students who are struggling in literacy.

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Jolisa PrimusBachelor of Education: Early Childhood Development & Family Studies

Jolisa Primus is a Primary School Relief Teacher who recalls her own struggles as a young student. From her experience, she appreciates how important those first formative years are in a child’s education. It was evident that Jolisa loves teaching and interacting with young children. Her choice of field of study is with hopes that she can help our young children begin their early education on the right footing.

Leroy WalkerBachelor of Science: Sports Leadership & Management

This is a new degree offered by UWI Global Campus and it may just be Divine Intervention, since it appears that Leroy Walker was destined for this degree. A role model Sportsman and dedicated member of the Garifuna community, there is ample evidence online that proves that Leroy loves sports and is deeply involved in promoting sports among our children and teenagers. MCT is very pleased to have its first Bursary Awardee pursuing this degree and with Leroy’s evident passion for sports, we hope that he will have an even greater impact in this field.

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