RUSVM Presents 19 Scholarships to Kittitian and Nevisian Youths

Jun 16, 2023
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On June 7, 2023, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross Vet) hosted its sixth annual St. Kitts Scholarship Award Ceremony where a record 19 local Kittitians and Nevisians received an academic scholarship.

Each award covers two years of educational costs – tuition, books and supplies, and other associated fees – for each awardee to continue their education at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College or Nevis Sixth Form College. Along with the financial assistance to support their education, the 19 awardees will also have an opportunity to participate in a six-week summer internship on Ross Vet’s campus, merging their educational aspirations with a chance to work directly with staff and those same people their awards are named for.

Ross Vet strives to create new opportunities to support and partner with the local communities throughout St. Kitts and Nevis. Together with Adtalem Global Education, Ross Vet’s parent company, initiatives to support youth programs, educational and developmental groups, and donations of supplies and technology labs to local schools have been launched to make an impact in access to education for the island’s youth.

At the sixth annual ceremony held on Ross Vet’s campus, key government officials, Ross Vet leaders, and community members came together in a celebration of youth and education. Included among the attendees were Her Excellency Dame Marcella Liburd, governor general of St. Kitts and Nevis; the Honorable Dr. Geoffrey Hanley, deputy prime minister and minister of education; Dr. Moyia Rowtham, acting president of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.

Several of the awards presented are named for Kittitian and Nevisian employees that have dedicated their respective careers to Ross Vet. These current and former staff members – Yvonne and Ermine Cotton, Walter James, Mova Simmonds, Lynette Isaac, and Denise Fyfield – represent so many other dedicated people that exemplify the foundation Ross Vet has built in the community since the university opened in 1982. James was invited to speak at this year’s event, along with Jalen Monzac, one of the first ever award winners for the St. Kitts Scholarship.

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