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New University Scholarship Opportunity for Young Antiguans

Henley & Partners, the global leader in citizenship and residence planning, teams up with The Halo Foundation of Sir Rodney and Lady Sandra Williams to fund a student for four years at Saint Mary’s University in Canada.

As part of ongoing efforts to create opportunities for the development and empowerment of young people in Antigua and Barbuda, Henley & Partners has announced its first annual “Henley & Partners Hero Scholarship”, to be managed by The Halo Foundation of Sir Rodney and Lady Sandra Williams.

The scholarship is exclusive to Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and the awardee will have the all their costs covered, including tuition, student association and graduation fees, accommodation and meals, medical and dental insurance, books and other educational supplies, clothing, local transportation and a return air ticket from Antigua to Halifax each year during their four years of study.

Henley & Partners Director in Antigua and Barbuda, Gaye Hechme, states: “By making this scholarship available, in support of career development and nation building, we hope to provide talented, caring and committed young people with the opportunity to become the drivers of their own futures.”

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. They must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years, a national of Antigua and Barbuda, and be able to demonstrate that they have been involved in outstanding acts of bravery or kindness. The applicant must present three credible references that can support their application.

Application forms can be downloaded from or collected from Government House on Independence Avenue, St. John’s. Completed forms should be returned to Government House before 20 July 2016 to qualify for admission into the beginning of the university year in September 2016.

President of The Halo Foundation, Lady Sandra Williams states: “Henley & Partners have come forward with this project, and it is highly appreciated. We think it is important not only to assist in the expansion of tertiary academic opportunities for Antigua and Barbuda’s youth, but also to encourage bravery and kindness within the hearts and minds of our country’s young citizens.”

The scholarship awardee will also become the recipient of the Halo Hero Humanitarian Medal.

About The Halo Foundation

The Halo Foundation, Inc. was founded by Their Excellencies Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Williams in December, 2014 and is managed by an Executive Board. This non-profit organization serves as an umbrella charity, supporting 25 local charitable organizations that are committed to addressing the social and financial challenges of the less fortunate in Antigua and Barbuda.

About Henley & Partners

Henley & Partners is the global leader in residence and citizenship planning. Each year, hundreds of wealthy individuals, families and their advisors rely on its expertise and experience in this area. The firm’s highly qualified professionals work together as one team in over 25 offices worldwide.

The concept of residence and citizenship planning was created by Henley & Partners in the 1990s. As globalization has expanded, residence and citizenship have become topics of significant interest among the increasing number of internationally mobile entrepreneurs and investors whom they proudly serve every day.

The firm also runs a leading government advisory practice which has raised more than USD 5 billion in foreign direct investment. The firm has been involved in strategic consulting and the design, set-up and operation of the world’s most successful residence and citizenship programs.

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