FORT LAUDERDALE–Thanks to the efforts of Education Minister Silveria Jacobs, selected St. Maarten students will be given scholarship grants ranging from US $10,000 to $12,500 for their tuition, housing and meal plan per year for a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Programme at Keiser University Flagship Campus in Florida.
Taking into consideration the Government of St. Maarten’s study financing of US $15,000, this means that St. Maarten students will be able to study at Keiser University for approximately US $6,500 per semester, it was stated in a press release on Sunday evening.
During the final leg of her working visit to the United States, Jacobs visited Keiser University Flagship Campus in West Palm Beach Florida. At Keiser University, Jacobs and her delegation from the Department of Study Financing held discussions with Campus President Tom L. Duncan; Director of Admission Jeff Greenipp and Admissions Counsellor-International Ivette Noto. Greenipp, who previously worked at Johnson and Wales University for more than 18 years as Director of Admissions, played a key role in St. Maarten students receiving discounted tuition rates.
Jacobs discussed and negotiated the agreement between the Government of St. Maarten and Keiser University for the scholarship grants.
Several other forms of cooperation were discussed including a 2+2 programme, training programmes for teachers, curriculum and programme development support possibilities with the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA).
Jacobs was also treated to a tour of the facilities. Keiser University offers a wide variety of majors in business, health sciences, sport management, sports medicine and fitness technology, marketing, political science and much more.
The University also offers athletic opportunities in various sports at National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) levels in sports such as men and women’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, golf and soccer, amongst others.
Keiser University is accredited by SACS to award certificates and degrees at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist and Doctoral levels. Studying at Keiser will afford St. Maarten students the opportunity to study and learn on a smaller campus with a large university reach.
Source: Daily Herald
Jacobs negotiates accord with Keiser University