Karnik Burnette is recipient of AID Bank’s first civil engineering scholarship

Burnette (left) with her parents

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.

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25 Comments

  1. Niki B
    July 27, 2010

    Congrats Sugar!!!!!! You did it!! I knew it would have been you….I am sooooooooooooo proud of you… I know you will do very well.. One of your dreams are coming true… We will celebrate soon.. Mr n Mrs. Burnette are sooooooo proud!! WONDERFULL.. GOOD THINGS POPING.. All of us at home are happpy for you.. Smooches Gf!!!!

  2. BOE :)
    July 26, 2010

    Weh Karnik. Well deserved. Congrats Girl.

  3. Dread
    July 26, 2010

    Now we cooking with gas!!! Is those things I like to hear!!!

  4. Anonymous
    July 26, 2010

    thats great,but i knew it would be a woman

  5. True Dominican
    July 26, 2010

    Form Banking to Civil Engineering, I wonder if she has the basic technical subject.

  6. Watcher
    July 26, 2010

    Congratulations to Karnik and her mum and Dad. I know you will do well. Aid Bank congratulations too for affording the opportunity to the young lady.

  7. james duncan
    July 25, 2010

    It is wrong to say that is the first scholarship that the bank has financed. The Aidbank as given engineering scholarship in the past. Two of those were immediately absorb in the bank. Most of the staff have gotten scholarships. Shame that the No.1 bank could not do the financing since the young lady is a staff member.

  8. national
    July 25, 2010

    congrats my dear. very proud of you

  9. truth
    July 24, 2010

    while i am so happy for karnik, she should be on her third year already. so many people get scholaships with basic subject. its about time our educators and government realize that people like karnik should be give first upportunities. all A’s no B’s

  10. texas
    July 24, 2010

    Clearly, what we see here,is the influence a corporate citizen can have, when directors are influence by the unselfish wit to hoard profits of the banks customers. Every share holder of the bank should look at this historical event as a good gesture, both for the community from which the child lives inn and the country on a whole. A great education is like a brain on fire, without proper education a country cannot move forward. The esposure to a higher institution of learning is one of the most valuable things a person can iinvest in, because the cost of ignorance is simply to high.
    We hope that this will be a pattern for other businesses who would use this a launching pad to other exellent students, especially in poorer communites, where the means is just not possible for the parents. Good luck child, may you succeed beyond your wildest expectation

  11. Caramel
    July 24, 2010

    Wow karnik! I’m proud of you. Finally pursuing higher education. All the best in your studies

  12. Mrs. Pierce
    July 24, 2010

    Grrreat Stuff Karnik….I am so proud of you..I know you’re gonna shine ….hurry back and plough some real expertise into this place…hats off to the AID Bank…

  13. Watching
    July 24, 2010

    Congratulations to you Karnik and your family!!! Go with God. Hats off to AID Bank!

  14. Dominican
    July 24, 2010

    Congratulations!

  15. chemist
    July 24, 2010

    This is a GREAT initiative from the Aid Bank!! Hats off to you guys. Congratulations young lady….now go and make the BEST of the opportunity given!!!

  16. Point of correction
    July 24, 2010

    That should to have been on cloud nine not in cloud nine.What happen, you related the the P.M Blackmoore, Ian earl Williams etc those (who butcher the English Language)? Clouds only got moisture in them water in the gaseous state and dust particles.
    Anyway congrats to the family.

  17. contented
    July 24, 2010

    Girl, I am so proud of you and very happy. Your parents must be on cloud nine.
    what is there for you no one can take it. Remember thoes good for nothing a few years ago who lied on you,

  18. Oh Really
    July 23, 2010

    I am sure this idea was not the brain child of the … board of Directors. Thank you Mr. Thomas for the innovative ideas that have been putting the bank in the limelight for the past year.

  19. Donsy
    July 23, 2010

    Congrats girlfriend, go make us proud!!!

  20. Hmmm
    July 23, 2010

    Wow…such good news…..Roger must be in cloud nine….all the best in your studies young lady.

  21. Lisa
    July 23, 2010

    I’m so proud of you girlfriend. I know you will do well.

  22. mouth of the south
    July 23, 2010

    congratulations,,,, make the best out of it n keep focused!!!!!!!!!!

  23. ~Diva~
    July 23, 2010

    Congrats to my gurlie i’m so proud of you!!!!!

  24. DaQueen
    July 23, 2010

    Yay!!!!!!!!….Karnox… Im so proud of you.

  25. Anonymous
    July 23, 2010

    Karnik congrats to you my dear. Your dream of furthering you education is now a reality. I am confident that you will successful because of your intelligence.

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