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Government Exceeds Scholarship Awards for 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:40 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, July 21, 2015 –GIS: The Government of Grenada is making significant progress in acquiring university scholarships for nationals.


To date, 132 have been awarded and there are more in the pipeline.

For 2015 Government is already showing signs of exceeding the number of scholarships offered compared to 2013 and 2014.


Speaking at Tuesday’s Post Cabinet Briefing, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Senator Simon Stiell said it shows government’s commitment to the academic development of citizens.

“This a demonstration of the Government’s thrust in the area of education and human resource development and a recognition of the importance of training and providing the best international and regional educational facilities to our young men and women,” Senator Stiell said.


Scholarship awards have been received from the Republic of Cuba, the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and in the United Kingdom.


Recipients will have the opportunity to pursue Masters and Undergraduate programmes as well as short courses.

“These are scholarships that have been awarded thus far, and that amounts to somewhere in the region of 28 million dollars worth of value,” he said.


Senator Stiell also stated that Cabinet has approved a further 30 St. George’s University degree awards, bringing to 60, the number of students receiving scholarships from the institution.


Additionally, 38 scholarships are currently being advertised for Russia, Morocco and further Masters Programmes from the St. George’s University.


“There are others that are going to be coming from the University of the West Indies, New Zealand and the UK and further scholarships from Cuba, Mexico and India. So we are really pushing hard,” Senator Stiell said.

 



 

 

 

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