UWI Awards 29 Open Scholarships

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has awarded 29 Open Scholarships to undergraduate students for the academic year 2012/2013. The UWI Open Scholarship programme is one of the ways in which UWI, the region’s flagship tertiary institution, is attracting and rewarding the Caribbean’s high achievers.

The prestigious scholarships will cover the students’ cost of tuition (where applicable), books, living expenses and incidentals. Recipients are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout their course of study to keep the scholarship.

The 2012/13 Open Scholars were selected from applicants across the UWI’s 16 contributing countries and hail from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. They were awarded on the basis of their high academic achievement at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or performance at Associate degree level at community or state colleges as well as involvement in school leadership, community service and participation in co-curricular activities.

According to Professor Alvin Wint, Pro-Vice Chancellor in the Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies, the unit responsible for the management of these scholarships, “It is always our objective to attract the best students to the UWI. This year we were especially pleased to assist in funding the studies of two outstanding students who are enrolled at the Open Campus. The UWI is really extending its reach and contributing to regional development by facilitating access to tertiary education and training high achievers across all 16 of our contributing countries.”

The 2012/13 UWI Open Scholars will pursue undergraduate programmes ranging across the faculties of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Humanities and Education, Social Sciences, Law, Science and Technology and  Food and Agriculture, at the  UWI campus of their choice. 

The UWI Open Scholarship 2012/13 Awardees

Petchann Gibbs, Antigua

Raymond Smith, Bahamas

Shem Parris, Barbados

Kezia Henry, Barbados

Jordan Craig, Belize

Sapphire Vital, Dominica

Vernandra Christian, Dominica

Sonya La Geer, Grenada

Kristeina Beckford, Jamaica

Shakoy Bulgin, Jamaica

O’Danielle O’Sullivan, Jamaica

Stacey-Ann Brown, Jamaica

Roy Shaw, Jamaica

Aujae Dixon, Jamaica

Evrich Watson, Jamaica

Andrae Silburn, Jamaica

Camille Ferraro, Jamaica

Javene Skyers, Jamaica

Danielle Hall, Jamaica

Chadane Thompson, Jamaica

Jhanelle Williams, Jamaica

Shamar James, Jamaica

Kemar James, Jamaica

Hasha-Kaye Hudlin, Jamaica

Rochelle Deterville, St. Lucia

Stacey Regis, Trinidad & Tobago

Shenille Samlal, Trinidad & Tobago

Shavar Maloney, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Samantha Henry, Jamaica