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5 students receive scholarships from the PACT- UB Scholarship Program

Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017. 8:54 pm CST.

Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017. 8:51 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Five students received scholarships valued at $50,000 to pursue bachelor’s degrees as a result of a partnership between the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) and the University of Belize (UB).

Today, the PACT-UB Scholarship programme Ceremony took place in the Administration Conference Room at the UB Belmopan Campus.

The recipients of the scholarships are from the Faculty of Science and Technology and Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health, and Social Work.

The students who received the scholarships are:

Monica Coe, Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management

Luwin Tzib, Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics

Maria Pech, Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management

Daedra Bennett, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Tara Scarborough, Bachelor’s Degree in Biology

The recipients shared their thoughts about the scholarships and Tara Scarborough said that she felt privileged to be amongst students who have made both their parents and UB proud.

“Today, we have gathered here not just to celebrate the achievements of our students, but also to give due regard to our values and morals which all awardees exemplify, like compassion, a love for the environment and zeal for learning…The collaboration between PACT and UB is what has brought us here today. Further this collaboration embodies UB’s motto “Let’s Build UB together.” And like my fellow recipients, I am proud to be one of the few chosen recipients of such an esteemed scholarship and I am proud to be a model for PACT and UB and everything they stand for,” Scarborough further stated.


The scholarships have been granted based on academic excellence, financial need and other donor specifications.


The fund is administered through the UB Office of Student Affairs which indicated that UB is giving the recipients $400 book grants that are redeemable at the University’s bookstore.

The agreement was signed by Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat, Ph.D, President of the University of Belize and by Percival Cho, Ph.D, Board Chairperson of PACT for the period ending on August31st, 2019.


UB President Sankat pledged to “ensure that this partnership between PACT and UB advances the developmental goals of Belize through the training of high level human resources, committed to the sustainable development of Belize.”

The Acting Executive Director of PACT, Nayari Diaz-Perez spoke of PACT’s long-standing support to UB in the area of Natural Resource Management, one that was applauded by all present.


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