Two receive Dominica Co-operative Societies League scholarships

league scholarships

The Dominica co-operative Societies League, began its scholarship programme in 1986, one scholarship was awarded to a student based on merit. The scholarship was named after a credit union pioneer Mr. Joffre Robinson. To date the league has awarded twenty-eight (28) full scholarships based on merit.

The Dominica Co-operative Societies League continues to place strong emphasis in the area of education, hence the introduction of a second scholarship in 1994, the sister Alicia jubilee scholarship based on need. Sr. Alicia was the founder of the credit union movement in Dominica.

To date 21 full scholarships have been awarded based on need.

This year Donyelle Precious Riviere of the St. Martin Primary School is the 2014 Awardee of the Joffre Robinson scholarship based on merit.

Shania Thomas of the Petite Soufriere Primary School is the 2014 Awardee of the sister Alicia scholarship based on need.

For the academic year 2014 the league spent over $8657.56, for this new school year we have spent in excess of $2500.00 on text books alone.

This total does not include one partial scholarships sponsored by the League to student who will be attending the Dominica State College in September, namely in the person of Julien Ferguson, past student from the Castle Bruce Secondary School, based on her significant involvement in the Credit Unionette, she will be attending the Dominica State College.

The League takes its Social Responsibility very seriously and hence reason for investing in the young minds who are the future leaders of the Movement.

The Scholarship covers:
100% school fees
100% Books & stationery
Uniform allowance $250 in the 1st and 3rd year
100% Examination fees
Commuter allowance – $50 per month. (Students residing within ½ mile radius of the school being attended will not receive a commuter allowance.)


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  1. marvlyn
    August 15, 2014

    Money well spent. Congratulations to all.

  2. lula
    August 14, 2014

    congrats to all

  3. Praying Hard
    August 14, 2014

    DNO there is no primary school in Petite Soufriere

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