PHILIPSBURG:— In keeping with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports desire to encourage young people to excel and succeed in all areas of their lives, and further in keeping with the Department of Sports aim to encourage youth excellence in sports specifically, a talent scholarship in the amount, not exceeding, US$ 20.000,00 per year for a period of no more than 5 years, was awarded to Keacy Carty, who has been recognized by Ministerial decision as a gifted and talented athlete, for his accomplishments at the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh, including being named Man of the Match in the final match.
The Special Talent Scholarship awarded to Mr. Carty deviates from the regular application process and procedure for study financing. This scholarship is intended to enable Mr. Carty to pursue high education at a regional or international institute as a student athlete. Because notwithstanding his amazing talent, it is important to have a strong educational background to fall on. The awarding of this talent scholarship is issued in compliance with article 13 paragraph 4, article 15 paragraph 1 of the Island Ordinance Study Financing and Article 5 paragraph 1 of the National Subsidy Ordinance and must remain within the scope.
Many may not understand the impact and true significance of Keacy’s performance, but because of the role he played to secure that win, the name St. Maarten is resonating worldwide. The official issuance of the scholarship will only take place if Keacy accepts the scholarship and submits an official proof of enrollment from an accredited regional or international educational institution.
Source: St. Martin News Network Pledge of Special Talent Scholarship to Keacy Carty.