New Scholarship Opportunity for students from Antigua & Barbuda at Saint Mary’s University

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Saint Mary’s University is pleased to announce a new partnership with Henley and Partners  and The Halo Foundation in support of a recently launched annual university scholarship.

An official signing of the Henley and Partners Hero Scholarship and Halo Hero Award will be hosted by the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, and his wife, Lady Williams at Government House in Antigua on October 20, 2016 at 11:00 am. The Halo Foundation was founded by the Governor General and Lady Williams.

“The Halo Foundation is pleased to join with Henley & Partners and Saint Mary’s University in offering this annual award to deserving students in Antigua and Barbuda, who have contributed to the well-being of their communities,” said Lady Williams. “We commend the courage of all the present and future recipients of this scholarship and humanitarian medal, as they strive to make this world a more charitable and compassionate place in which we all can live “. 

The scholarship is exclusive to Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Lady Williams’ undergraduate Alma Mater), and the recipient of the scholarship will have all of their annual costs covered. In September 2016, Ariana Joseph of Christ the King High School became the first recipient of this full  4-year university scholarship and gold humanitarian medal .

“The award is a tribute to the long-standing and excellent relationship between Saint Mary’s University and the people of Antigua & Barbuda,” said Saint Mary’s President, Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray.  “We are pleased one of our alumni felt so strongly about encouraging education and community service that she not only worked with us on developing this scholarship, but also identified a like-minded sponsor in Henley & Partners, to make this happen.”

The Henley and Partners Hero Scholarship and Halo Hero Award is part of ongoing efforts to create opportunities for the development and empowerment of young people in Antigua and Barbuda.

In January 2016, Marie Braswell, the Director of Admissions and Recruitment from Saint Mary’s University, had the opportunity to meet with Lady Williams in Antigua.  “From the first moment I met Lady Wiliams and heard about her experiences at Saint Mary’s, I could see she was determined to help other strong students from Antigua and Barbuda have the same opportunity,” said Braswell.   We’ve worked closely together over the past 6 months to develop the annual scholarship, and I continue to admire her kindness and dedication to helping others.”

Scholarship application forms for admission  to St. Mary’s University in September 2017 will be available in January of next year. For further information on the Henley and Partners Hero Scholarship and the Halo Hero Award see this URL:, or email



Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is a modern, urban university with more than 7,300 full and part-time students. Saint Mary’s has developed a reputation for diversity with international students comprising 30 percent of enrollment. With the internationally renowned Sobey School of Business and award-winning Arts and Science Faculties, Saint Mary’s is educating tomorrow’s citizens of the world.