Four students moving on to secondary school this September will be doing so with ease since are the newest scholarship recipients of Dominica’s sole electricity company, DOMLEC.
Shermya Dover John and Shanik Jervier will be attending the Convent High School while Nia Belle and Jeriah Polydore will be attending the Castle Bruce Secondary school in the new school year.
They sealed the scholarship deal with the company’s at its conference room at Fond Cole on Friday morning.
The scholarship is for five years and the students will be equipped with text books, stationery, bus fares and examination fees at the end of fifth form.
However, the students were warned that they must retain good grades and never repeat a class or the scholarship could be revoked.
Human Resources and Administration Manager at DOMLEC, Bertillia McKenzie, encouraged the students to excel and put God first.
“We encourage them to demonstrate competence, a good work ethic when they do go to the secondary schools,” she said. “And we encourage them to excel, to put God first and to work hard. We also encourage them to be focused, and to follow the guidelines of their parents so that they can be productive members of society.”
According to her, the company plays an integral role in the lives of the recipients as they provide opportunities for them to be on attachments from third form at DOMLEC and their progress is monitored closely and further help provided if necessary.
All the students promised to do their best.
Presently there are 21 secondary school DOMLEC scholarship recipients from the Community High, Castle Bruce Secondary, Convent High, Isaiah Thomas, Dominica Grammar, Seventh Day Adventist Schools and the St Mary’s Academy.
The scholarship has been awarded on an annual basis since 1986.
Two of the scholarships were presented to students of DOMLEC staff and two to members of the public, who have not already received government scholarships or bursaries.