From a very early age he dreamt of becoming a doctor and after migrating to the US and fulfilling that dream, Dr. Augustus Valmond has resolved that it is his civic responsibility to give back to his community of Castle Bruce.
With that in mind he decided to launch the Dr. Augustus Valmond Scholarship which will be awarded annually to two deserving students from the Castle Bruce Primary School entering the Castle Bruce Secondary School.
The scholarship will be granted on the basis of exceptional academic performance and financial need.
It will continue throughout the students’ five years of high school providing that they maintain satisfactory academic performance and general deportment.
Dr. Valmond was born in Castle Bruce and attended the Castle Bruce Primary School. He obtained a Government Scholarship (5th place) and then went on to attend the Dominica Grammar School, where he excelled academically.
He migrated to the United States and graduated from Howard University with a Doctor of Medicine Degree.
His training in internal Medicine and Nephrology was completed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. Nephrology is a branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney.
Today, he practices General Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Manhattan, New York.
The value of the scholarships will be equivalent to that awarded by the government of Dominica and will take effect in January 2013 at the beginning of the second term.
The following five persons will serve on the Dr. Augustus Valmond Scholarship Committee:
Jacqueline Roberts – Chairperson (Manager – Castle Bruce Credit Union)
Austelle Lockhart – Vice Chair (Projects Officer – RCP Program
Cleve Edwards – Member (Teacher – Castle Bruce Secondary School)
Lorna Prevost-Stephens – Member (Economist – Government of Dominica)
Loreen Bannis-Roberts – Member (Liason Officer, Diaspora Affairs)
Augustus Valmond – Nephrologist/Sponsor
The application forms will be available at the Castle Bruce Credit Union and the Castle Bruce Village Council Office.