Karnik Kiran Burnette, an employee of the National Bank of Dominica, is the first recipient of a Dominica Agricultural Industrial Development (AID) Bank full scholarship for Civil Engineering.
This morning, the young lady was formally recognized as the awardee of the scholarship at a ceremony at the AID Bank and will soon pursue studies at the University of Technology in Jamaica.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AID Bank and Scholarship Panel Ambrose Sylvester told attendees that the scholarship program comes under the bank’s five-year Strategic Plan for 2009-2014 and as a result of the need to expand the bank’s role as a good corporate citizen.
Sylvester stated that a scholarship will be awarded every two to three years to a deserving student. He mentioned that a Scholarship Selection Committee of seven had been appointed to spearhead this program. These individuals are professionals from public and private sector entities along with two directors of the AID Bank.
Sylvester stated that Burnette was chosen over four others who were interviewed for the scholarship.
The chairman said that today marked a “special day in history of AID bank”, as he congratulated Burnette.
Addressing the ceremony, Burnette expressed gratitude to the bank and encouraged other corporate houses to follow its initiatives. She said that she was truly honoured and grateful to be chosen for the scholarship.