Education for us all beneficiary graduates from USM.

edforusall30062017Ms. Neydia Romou becomes program’s second graduate.

PHILIPSBURG:— Through an intervention of sorts just two years ago by Ms. Tamara Leonard, a concept was born to attempt to assist one student with a scholarship. This lead to a vision of trying to assist much more that suffered the same fate of that student. This vision eventually led to the establishment of the Education For Us All Foundation (E4UA), an organization whose initiative is to give Sint Maarten born students a chance to pursue and achieve their tertiary education. The main focus of the organization is the students who tend to “fall through the cracks” of our educational system after completing high school. Each year, there are several students that fail to secure a scholarship due to various reasons. E4US decided to take on an approach as a supplementary body to the department of education in its mission to assist these students by issuing grants or scholarships. With the help of many generous sponsors, the organization managed to raise the necessary funds to start positively affecting the lives of young aspiring Sint Maarteners.
“The fruits of our labor are the college graduates who have worked hard to maintain their grades while being supported by E4UA scholarships” stated Mr. Duncan van Heyningen, President of E4UA. “We are proud to announce that in 2017 we yielded our second college graduate, Ms. Neydia Romou, who achieved an Associate’s Degree from the University of Sint Maarten (USM). She follows in the footsteps of our first graduate Ms. Keidy Gregoria who graduated in 2016” he continued. Ms. Neydia Romou, who graduated on Saturday, June 24th, via a Facebook post thanked E4UA for their assistance, the management of STM Shipping for allowing her time off to complete her studies and her close friends and relatives for their continued support.
Education For Us All’s scholarship program would not be possible without the sponsors that financially backed the foundation without hesitation. This includes NAPA, Le Grand Marche, Caribbean Liquors & Tobacco, Ace Mega Center, Domino’s Pizza, Windward Islands Bank Ltd., All Waste In Place, Clean SXM, Prime Distributors, MJR Bailiff Marshall Services, Rotary Club of Sint Maarten, UTS and St. Maarten Shipping & Stevedoring. These sponsors have been on board with E4UA and during this past year have made it possible for 8 students to attend the USM with one student receiving a financial grant to assist with attaining her Master’s degree in the Netherlands. E4UA consists of Director Mrs. Sharalee Lint-Beudeker, President Mr. Duncan van Heyningen, Treasurer Ms. Roxanne Howell, Secretary Mrs. Keyla van Heyningen and Honorary Board Member Ms. Withney Murray. Founder of the organization is Ms. Tamara Leonard. They are currently accepting new applications, and young persons interested in applying for the E4UA scholarship program can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Education for us all beneficiary graduates from USM.