Dominica’s Stephanie Astaphan is the latest recipient of the ECCB’s the 2010 Thomas De La Rue Currency Scholarship, and will be pursuing a degree in International Economics and International Law at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
The St. Kitts based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), in collaboration with the Thomas De La Rue Group PLC announced the £9,300 per annum presentation recently.
Astaphan is already an accomplished academic holding a Bachelor’s Degree in International Politics and Economics from USA’s Middlebury College, in Vermont.
She also holds high honours for her research on dependency relations within the Caribbean and is renowned for her keen interest in development economics, particularly in the formulation of sustainable public policy tailored to the Caribbean circumstances.
De La Rue Group PLC is the authorised printer of the EC dollar. The scholarship is awarded every two years to a citizen of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union to pursue post-graduate studies in Economics at any campus of the University of the West Indies.
Eligible applicants must have at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree and be committed to working in the Caribbean after completion of postgraduate studies.