In the grand scheme of things, $100,000 is not a whole lot of money when you are contemplating higher education, but for a university student from a modest background, it can be a lifeline. The University of the West Indies (UWI) second-year student, Andrae Bogle was among seven recipients of scholarships of $100,000 each from the Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) Foundation — and for him it means the ability to fully repay his student loan.
“I am proud to be one of the first recipients of this scholarship, especially since it considers students who are in unconventional degree programmes,” says Bogle who is studying horticulture and economics. Bogle shared that he has faced great difficulty while trying to pursue his academic career. “Tertiary education is hard for truly poor students, especially in terms of acquiring food and necessary supplies. We should not be burdened by debt immediately after toiling through university.”
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