The Mustique Charitable Trust (MCT) initiated its Bursary Award Programme at the University of the West Indies Open Campus (St. Vincent) back in 2010. The MCT Bursary provides each recipient with 60% of their academic fees along with a laptop.
The following four well deserving students were announced as the MCT Bursary Recipients for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:
Natalia Gill Bachelor of Science: Management Studies-Tourism & Hospitality
Araya Horne Bachelor of Science: International Management
Zaphia Joseph Bachelor of Science: Management Studies-Tourism & Hospitality
Ashene Peters Bachelor of Science: Social Work
The Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday 9th November, 2019. Deborah Dalrymple and Camille Lakhram of UWI Open Campus thanked The Mustique Charitable Trust for their significant contribution towards the academic endeavours of the selected students. Dularie Malcolm of The Mustique Charitable Trust thanked Mrs. Dalrymple, Mrs. Lakhram and UWI Open Campus for their support and dedication to the programme.
She also reinforced to the bursary recipients to utilise the support program at UWI Open Campus when they face challenges. Ikarmola LaBorde, former UWI Open Campus Graduate, Valedictorian and current Entrepreneur, was the featured speaker whose speech was very relevant and relatable to the recipients as she focused on time management and overcoming challenges.
Since 2010, MCT has awarded 3-4 Bursaries each year with 17 MCT Bursary recipients having graduated thus far and receiving seven First Class Degrees, three Upper Second Degrees, six Lower Second Degrees and one Certificate. In addition, there are currently 14 MCT Bursary recipients pursuing studies at UWI Open Campus (St. Vincent).