Six women receive scholarships for higher education

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Six exceptional women have received scholarships from the International Women’s Club of Antigua and Barbuda (IWCAB) to continue pursuing tertiary education abroad.
The IWCAB scholarships, sponsored by Scotiabank, have been given to outstanding women for their academic excellence for over 20 years, with scholarships ranging from EC $500 to EC $8,000.
Pattisher Burnette, Anthea Thomas, Keydonna Grundall, Yvonne Solomon, Regina Apparicio and Esther Armstrong were honoured in an award ceremony yesterday.
Family, friends and invited guests were all jubilant and proud of the women for their achievements.
In her remarks, Lorraine Perry, Regional Sales Manager for Scotiabank congratulated the women and said that education is the foundation of the economic prosperity of small island countries.
“[Scotiabank] recognises that education is incredibly important, particularly to the growth and future prospects of small developing countries, such as our own in the Caribbean,” she said.
She also said that educated women contribute to the development of a society.
“It has been proven that an educated woman has the skills, information, confidence that she needs to be a better parent, worker and overall citizen. In fact, an intellectual in education Doctor James Aggrey said, ‘if you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation’,” Perry said.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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