Through scholarship programs, St. George’s University not only invests in the future of individual students but also in the well being and development of the Grenadian community. This investment has recently increased, with more than US $880,000 over four years now earmarked for Grenadians enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences with the Grenadian Partnership Award. The scholarships mark a 90 percent reduction of standard tuition costs.
“Now, more than ever, the provision of a quality, relevant education in a supportive environment is imperative,” said Colin Dowe, Assistant Dean of Enrolment Planning for Admission at SGU. “It is critical that the University not merely confer degrees but rather prepare Grenadian students for the challenges faced by small businesses and nations competing in this global village. The academic foundation combined with the multiculturalism that is a hallmark of the SGU educational experience are the winning combination that sets SGU apart from other universities.”
Grenadian citizens applying to an undergraduate degree program in the school will automatically be reviewed for a Grenadian Partnership Award, which is provided for the entire duration of their undergraduate studies. Previously, Grenadian students were offered varied awards based upon financial need. Information sessions and community outreach activities are planned to ensure Grenadians are able to take advantage of the opportunities at SGU.
“This program is designed to provide Grenadian students with an opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree in SGU’s School of Arts and Sciences and to assist those who are facing difficulty acquiring the funds to further their education and achieve their academic goals,” said Mr. Dowe.
St. George’s University is dedicated to making a unique international education accessible to the best and brightest students from all over the world – regardless of circumstance. The University continues to offer a wide variety of institutional scholarships designed to recognize academic excellence and the University has awarded over $100 million in scholarships to more than 5,000 students since opening its doors in 1977.
By Ray-Donna Peters