Dominica Sole Electricity Company, DOMLEC, has awarded four students with scholarships to attend secondary school in the new academic year.
This forms part of DOMLEC’s scholarship program which commenced in 1986 and through which several students have benefited, especially those who were successful at the Grade Six National Assessment, but did not merit a government’s scholarship or bursary.
The recipients are Kody Benjamin Parillon, Jovani Andrew, Aliston Peters, and Lemara Jno Baptiste.
Human Resource Manager of DOMLEC, Edith Roberts advised recipient to approach challenges with a positive attitude.
“Approach every challenge with a positive attitude and in so doing you will one day reap the benefits of your hard work,” Roberts said during a ceremony in which the scholarships were awarded.
She also urged the students, “to work hard, to strive for excellence and to maintain a positive attitude.”
According to Roberts, DOMLEC awards four scholarships annually, two of which are awarded to members of the public based on academic performance and two scholarships to children of DOMLEC’s employees.
She stated however, one of the scholarships is based on academic performance and the other is based on need.
“The scholarships provide for all text books, stationery allowance of $100, transportation allowance of $50, the payment of CXC fees,” she noted.
Roberts called on the recipients’ parents to continue providing support to the students.
“I want you to be there to give them the guidance and to help them in the areas of discipline,” she said.
She revealed that presently there are seventeen students who are DOMLEC scholars and they are attending seven different secondary schools on island.
“These students are enrolled at the SDA Secondary school in Portsmouth, St Mary’s Academy, Dominica Grammar School, Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, Convent High School, Castle Bruce secondary and the Dominica Community High School,” Roberts explained.