Students attending primary schools in the nation’s public schools now have an opportunity to receive sponsorship to assist with their educational development, as a new scholarship program has been launched.
The Kiwanis Club of St. John’s Antigua, in celebration of its 20th anniversary on Sunday launched the Everett Lake Scholarship. Ten (10) primary school students will benefit from this needs based initiative whereby each recipient will benefit from up to 500.00 in school supplies.
According to a press statement on the launch, the scholarship is designed to target students whose parents/guardian face difficult economic circumstances and are not able to provide their young children with the basic supplies for the academic year.
Community Services Chairperson Natasha Watts indicated that the scholarship initiative was conceived as the ideal way to mark the Club’s 20th anniversary of service in Antigua and Barbuda.
‘Our Club is about making a difference in the lives of the youth, and this project seeks to reach those with the greatest need. We have chosen to pay homage to our Charter President DP Everett Lake, who contributed tremendously to the growth and work of our Club, by naming the scholarship in his honour’, she noted.
According to the release, it is intended that the Everett Lake Scholarship for primary school students will be an annual affair with the potential to expand based on the availability of resources.
Kiwani’s Club said the proceeds from fundraising projects inclusive of their annual High Tea at the Dockyard, will go towards the Scholarship initiative alongside other Community Projects.
Application forms are available from churches, health clinics or any member of the Kiwanis Club of St. John’s Antigua. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club’s facebook page. The deadline for submission of applications is August 24, 2017.