An unlimited number of scholarships will be offered to engineering students in Antigua & Barbuda to attend the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, United States, for a four-year Bachelor degree.
The government made the announcement on Thursday, during the latest Cabinet Press Briefing.
Chair of the meeting, Government Chief of Staff Lionel Max Hurst said the scholarships are to be funded by the billionaire, Robert Foisie, through his Foisie Scholarship Programme.
“He has determined that he can do something for the youth of Antigua & Barbuda, and as a consequence, he is offering these scholarships at no cost at all to the students,” Hurst told media houses in attendance.
Foisie is a first-generation college graduate who, himself, received scholarships during his time as an undergraduate at WPI. He received a mechanical engineering degree from WPI and a master’s degree from Cornell University in 1958.
It is the experience at the university, which, he said, has fuelled his dream of establishing a scholarship fund to support qualified students with financial need.
Successful applicants will be provided with tuition, food, board, learning materials and air travel, free of charge.
Source Observer Media