The Central Co-operative Credit Union awarded four students with scholarships on Monday 27 August 2018.
The four students who were successful at this year’s Grade Six National Assessment will be attending various secondary schools in September.
The CCCU’s Scholarship Programme began in 2010, to date; thirty-six students have been awarded.
Malaika Ebony Charles from the Dublanc Primary School and Laila M. Laroque of the Massacre Primary School received scholarships based on merit while Kaeyon Greville George from the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School and Joshua Hector of the Goodwill Primary School received scholarships based on need.
“We pray and we trust that you will continue to achieve brilliance in your academic pursuits and note further that your secondary school qualification experience should be more than just academics but to also encompass personal qualities such as leadership, team work, determination, confidence and respect,” Leandra Belle Charles, CCCU’s Human Resource Officer told awardees.
She explained that these attributes will take them a long way in life especially when they enter the world of work.
Meanwhile, Patrick Pemberton, President of CCCU urged the recipients to take advantage of the financial opportunity given to them with these scholarships.
“Concentrate on your academics and see if you can produce good results. Because that’s good for you, it’s also good for us because if you’re sponsoring students we want to know that these students are taking advantage and producing the results that they ought to be producing.”
He went on to give them some words of advice saying, “When you get to be as old as me, you get to realize academics is not everything…while you’re putting all your efforts in your studies do remember to develop relationships with the people around you, starting with your family at home and the people on the outside”.
He also advised them to take on daunting tasks head-on.
“Before you start a project whether is study or something else, and you start to think ‘Boy that’s a little tough’ all you have to do is get started and once you get started you’ll find as if it was not as difficult as you thought it was.”
Pemberton told the students that they will have the support of the CCCU once they continue producing acceptable results.