Four students transitioning to secondary school have received scholarships from First Domestic Insurance Company Ltd. (FDIC).
Annually, the company maintains at least ten scholars, most of whom are the children of valued policy holders, and one who is the child of an FDIC employee.
Metin Enrico Bruman, Meah Purity Andrew, Bernice Lawrence, and the daughter of FDIC employee, Trisha Alexander, are this year’s recipients.
Operations Manager at FDIC, Nadia Laville-Frank, stated that the company prioritizes its customers, and places value on education.
“Our first responsibility is to our customers…” she elaborated at a ceremony on Wednesday. “We believe in the benefits of a sound education for the development of the youth to Dominica’s future.”
Laville-Frank advised students to be diligent and ambitious, and to make their supporters proud.
“Everything can be achieved through commitment and determination,” she stated. “I’d like to encourage you to work hard, pay attention to your studies, make us proud, and make your parents proud. The world is yours, and you can choose where you go, but please, do choose wisely.”
FDIC scholars, she said, are chosen not only for their academic achievements but for their character and level of need.
Judy Valerie, mother of scholarship recipient, Metin Brumant, expressed her gratitude to FDIC for affording her son such an opportunity.
“I am very excited. I was overwhelmed when I got the call… because he missed the bursary by one point, and this is a great opportunity for him…” Valerie commented. “Thank you very much for that investment.”
The new recipients will join current scholarship holders Coann Lockhart, Jeanelle Jno Baptiste, Celia Xavier, Orlannice St. Rose, and Neima Hector.
The FDIC scholarship program has existed for over 16 years and has provided assistance to 40 students.