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5 UB students awarded bursaries

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018. 6:32 am CST.

BBN Staff:  Yesterday, the University of Belize awarded bursaries to 5 students who are currently pursuing their Bachelor degrees.

The awardees are:

Delroy Coc – Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology
Rocio Calderon – Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Maria Chun – Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education
Zamarie Griffith – Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
Roberto Melendez – Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

Griffith expressed gratitude for the opportunity and said,  “As one of this year’s recipients, I am grateful for the opportunity this award will provide, I rely on financial aid or grants to help finance my education, receiving this award will reduce my financial burdens and provide assistance for me as I continue pursuing my education, which will place me one step closer to my goals.”

The funds for the bursaries are from the profits of the 1st President’s All-inclusive Endowment Fete held last year at Bird’s Isle.

UB’s President Clement Sankat thanked the sponsors for their support in the fete.

Sankat also announced details about the 2nd President’s All-inclusive Endowment Fete which will be held on September 1, 2018 at the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino.

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Harrison Pilgrim, also expressed gratitude to the family of  Laura Longsworth-Tucker, Speaker of the House of Representatives, for her contribution to nursing education to UB in the form of a scholarship.

UB’s President also spoke on the Anil Sinha Memorial Scholarship for a student pursuing an Associate Degree in Agriculture.

Anil Sinha (deceased) was the CARDI Country Representative in Belize.

Congratulations to the five students.


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