Additional Scholarships Launched for Antiguans and Barbudans

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Henley & Partners, the global leader in citizenship and residence planning, in conjunction with The Halo Foundation, continues its scholarship initiative by funding three students for four years each at St. Mary’s University in Canada.


Applications for the second annual ‘Henley & Partners Hero Scholarship’, managed by The Halo Foundation, are now being accepted. The scholarships contribute to ongoing efforts to create opportunities for the development and empowerment of young people in Antigua and Barbuda.


The scholarships will be exclusively tenable at St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada. The main award will cover tuition, accommodation, meals, books, and other direct university costs. The other two scholarships will cover the full tuition of the students.


Henley & Partners, Managing Partner in Antigua and Barbuda, Gaye Hechme, says, ‘The response to the 2016 initiative was so overwhelming that we felt the need to increase the number of available opportunities for our young citizens. The recipient of last year’s scholarship, Ariana Joseph, is performing exceptionally well and there are great hopes for her future. If we can make the lives of promising school leavers in our community more meaningful and productive, and if they subsequently become instrumental in the area of nation building, then we would have achieved our objective.”


To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a fifth form or tertiary level student, or a recent graduate of a secondary school or tertiary institution. He or she must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years, a national of Antigua and Barbuda, and must be able to demonstrate involvement in outstanding acts of courage and kindness. The applicant is also required to present three credible references that can support their application.


Application forms can be downloaded from Completed forms should be returned to The Halo Foundation, c/o Government House, Independence Avenue, St. John’s by 28 April 2017 to qualify for admission to the September 2017 school year.


President of The Halo Foundation, Lady Williams, remarked, ‘The main scholarship awardee will receive the Halo Hero Medal for Humanity. It is extremely important that we continue to instill a sense of responsibility and compassion in young lives. Violence in public spaces, unwarranted aggression and bullying in schools, online, and even on the streets, is totally debilitating and destructive.  The Medal for Humanity and the Henley & Partners Hero Scholarship will reward a special individual whose goal it is to make a positive impact upon the lives of others by way of service.”



L-R   Mrs. Rosa Greenaway, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education 
Dr. Christian H. Kalin , Chairman ,Henley & Partners
Gaye Hechme , Managing Partner , Henley & Partners , Antigua and Barbuda
Sir Rodney Williams , Governor General
Lady Williams , President – The Halo Foundation
Mr. Clare Browne , Director of Education