Faculty of Health Sciences student qualifies for Nurse Geraldine Roberts Scholarship

Liselle Joseph (right) accepting scholarship from Nurse Geraldine Roberts (left) in the presence of lecturers of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Liselle Joseph is the recipient of the second Nurse Geraldine Roberts Scholarship.

Geraldine Roberts is a well-known retired registered nurse in Dominica who worked at both Portsmouth and Princess Margaret hospitals.  Her academic competence earned her the valedictorian of the class of 1970 at the Princess Margaret Hospital School of Nursing (now the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) of the Dominica State College (DSC). Her son, Dr. Garth King, an internist based in Louisiana, USA, is the donor of the scholarship, in honour of his mother. It is for Dominican nationals pursuing the Associate Degree in General Nursing offered by the FHS of the DSC.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a nursing student must demonstrate academic excellence and evidence of financial need. The scholarship, valued at EC $5,540, covers the full cost of tuition and other programme-related fees.  But in keeping with the high standards set by the donor, the retention of the scholarship is dependent on maintenance of a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5.

Ms Joseph completed the pre-requisite Certificate in Pre-Nursing with a GPA of 3.11 thereby providing evidence of her academic potential even at a time of evident personal economic challenges.  The FHS believes Ms Joseph will bring much joy to the heart of the sponsor by her excellent performance on the Associate of Science Degree programme in General Nursing which she begins on January 18, 2011.

A shocked but extremely elated Ms Joseph, with heightened emotion in her voice, expressed profound gratitude for having been accepted by the selection committee and promised to demonstrate this by consistently performing at a high standard for the next two and a half years.

DSC sees this scholarship as a vote of confidence, by a person of repute, in the quality of training delivered by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Dean of the Faculty, Mrs. Denise Edwards, welcomes this award and publicly invites other graduates to follow the example of Dr Garth King to sponsor or part sponsor students in pursuit of their dream to become one of Dominica’s leading nurses.

Dominica will ultimately be the beneficiary of such sponsorships.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 12, 2011

    This country definetly needs caring people like you.

  2. Anonymous
    January 14, 2011

    Hey Lissie: Congrats…Make Nurse Roberts and her son proud. Ultimately, also make yourself proud. Take your studies seriously and in the end things will pay off. Nothing good comes easy. Don’t forget to pray. Stay focus! Congrats again. Go Salisbury!!!!! :)

  3. Jay
    January 14, 2011

    Congrats Liselle……………….I am proud of you. Stay focused and continue working hard. In 2 1/2 years you will be the next valedictorian.

  4. LUCY
    January 14, 2011


  5. Anonymous
    January 14, 2011

    congrats girl that is the best new for the year and keep your head up, keep studying may god countinue
    to bless you and cover you with his blood.
    From your family in New York

  6. Proud Teacher
    January 13, 2011

    Congratulations Liselle…. Your truly deserve this award…You continue to be a hard worker and I feel proud to have been your teacher. You were such a caring student and you showed concern for your classmates. These are attributes that a nurse should definitely possess. The Dominican public will benefit greatly by having you as a nurse. Keep striving for excellence my dear and may God continue to shower you with his blessings.

  7. cruz
    January 13, 2011

    congrates petite i always knew that you could do it we will continue praying for you love you cuz from your family in st croix

  8. vb
    January 13, 2011

    very positive and uplifting….

  9. yoyo
    January 13, 2011

    the best

  10. yoyo
    January 13, 2011

    congrates to my fellow class mate . all the in ur studies. meet u there

  11. con
    January 13, 2011

    congrats petite hope u continue ur good grades

  12. listening wind
    January 13, 2011

    On behalf of the Humble concern Dominican.Thank You Nurse Geraldine Roberts for the fine Son you brought up.And Thank You Thank You Dr. Grath King on your great contribution to a needy Dominican to aspier to higher hights.

  13. Lovely
    January 13, 2011

    Congrats my little friend. Well done. I wish you God’s continued blessings and continue to make us proud. U go girl!!!

  14. Anonymous
    January 13, 2011

    See my COR13 sister Bernadette……keep up the good work; teach well.

  15. Eye for Nature
    January 13, 2011

    do not know you but congratulation. Rich for the moon if you fall yo u will fall among the stars.

  16. good
    January 13, 2011

    congrats cuzzo. do your best and make your family proud.

  17. van
    January 13, 2011

    Nice to read something positive, and realise there are still people who care

  18. loveless
    January 13, 2011

    Reach for the star cuz nuff love

  19. Bouquets
    January 13, 2011

    A very good gesture on the part of the donors. I wish the recipient well and hope she maintains her good grades in the years ahead to complete the nursing training.

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