PHILIPSBURG–Lynollitta S. Gumbs and David Pierre Louis will be pursuing tertiary studies at the Dominica State College thanks to scholarships they received from the Dominica Foundation St. Maarten in collaboration with the Dominica State College.
Towards the end of 2016 interested candidates were requested to apply for the scholarships to pursue studies at the College and Gumbs and Louis were the lucky candidates. “As a foundation we were happy to meet with the two recipients to offer words of support, advice and encouragement before they left for Dominica,” Dominica St. Maarten Foundation President Clayton Felix said in a press release on Thursday.
The students were urged to be ambassadors with sterling academic and social conduct while at the Dominica State College. “We trust that your success will embolden others after you and therefore encourage you to make maximum use of this privilege,” Felix told the two recipients.
David Pierre Louis.
“It is a mix emotion for me. I am excited to go to Dominica and pursue my education and at the same time I am saddened to have to leave my little brother behind. We have a strong bond and he expects to see me home every evening. I will miss him immensely,” Gumbs was quoted as saying.
The Dominica Foundation St. Maarten said it is “forever grateful” to the Dominica State College for the natural partnership on this initiative. “Throughout the process we were blessed to have received the competent and professional service from the Dean of student Affairs and international services Ms. Beverley LeBlanc and her colleagues at the State College. All of this was made possible through collective efforts on their part and for that we are most grateful. We are trusting that this collaboration will continue to grow from strength to strength,” the Foundation said
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/68844-students-get-scholarships-to-study-at-dominica-college