NASSAU|Standing on the principles of honor and excellence, The Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training held the the 28th, All Bahamas Merit & Merit Scolarship Award 2023.
The sixteen students chosen had to meet the rigid standard of GPA 3.75 and above, a minimum of BGCSE’s with at least a B pass (A) and be accepted to an academically prestigious college or university.
The National Merit Scholarship is the second highest level Scholarship awarded by The Government of The Bahamas. It has a value of $15,000-$25,000 for up to four years.
Robyn Lynes Chairman of The National Scolarship Advisory Committee encouraged the students to defy the brain drain one done with university and return to the country and build the Bahamas. ” Please be our nation builders and know that there are no limitations on you, ” Lynes said.
Hodari Prince was the recipient of the All Bahamas Merit Scholarship, who shared how grateful he was in accepting the award and have the trust and hope of The Bahamas behind him.
Prince is studying biomedical engineering with emphasis on the medical field at The University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.
The Minister of Education Glenys Hanna brought remarks and acknowledged that the awarded are both males and females and congratulated the two recipients of Grand Bahama
” I am so grateful that to have the God given opportunity to impact your country. Never forget who you are and whose you are, the world is your oyster.” The Minister challenged the recipients to Never stop moving.