Three more young Dominicans have been given the opportunity to attend secondary school this year thanks to First Domestic Insurance Company (FDIC).
The company is giving two scholarships to the children of two customers and one to a child of a staff member. According to FDIC, this takes to 11 the total number of scholarships that the company has given to worthy applicants.
The new scholarship recipents are Coann T Lockhart who will be attending the St. Mary Academy, Meagan Anthony who will be attending the North East Comprehensive School and Kimberly Royer who is the daughter of a FDIC staff member Adaisah Peltier.
The FDIC release states that company has been awarding the secondary school scholarships for many years “to our valued customers to help them meet the expenses related to the cost of their children’s education. Once granted, it is the duty of the student to keep their scholarship by maintaining a minimum average of 65%.”
The scholarship programme was established by the company’s management and board of directors and provides financial assistance for the students based on merit and need. Scholarship recipients are chosen from applications sent in by FDIC customers, not only for need, but also for their character and their attitude to work.
“At first Domestic we stand by our philosophy of giving back to the community. We believe in the benefit of a sound education or the development of education and youth, ‘Tomorrows Future.’ The granting of scholarships to deserving students is just one aspect, we provide financial support to our staff pursuing higher learning and also continuous internal training. We believe that through education we can change our circumstances and our world,” the FDIC release points out.
Other students who are currently benefiting from the FDIC scholarship programme are Jeanelle Jno. Baptiste, Orlannice T. St. Rose, Niema Hector, Chard Dennis, T’Keyah Jno. Baptiste, Marlena Junkere, Kadeema N Jean, Celia Xavier.
“Congratulations to all our scholars,” says First Domestic Insurance Company, “and our best wishes are extended for your success at secondary school.”