Last Friday (June 19, 2020) saw the awarding of scholarships to the first set of awardees of the inaugural IFE/TAMCC George I Brizan Memorial Scholarship.
The ceremony was held at the T A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) Tanteen Campus, Saint George, where the four successful applicants of the seven who applied, were presented with laptops by Ms Yvette Payne, one of two student mentors appointed by the College.
They are awarded tuition payment for their 2-year Associate Degree at TAMCC. The value of each scholarship is EC$5,434.00.
The awardees are St George residents Rondel Thomas and Hakeem Charles, who are Applied Technology students majoring in Computer Science. Latonya Cadoo is from Saint Andrew and is enrolled in the Professional Studies Program major Pharmacy. Arlena Mitchell, who hails from Saint David, is enrolled in the Building Technology Program majoring in Architecture & Interior Design.
Beneficiaries are selected based on academic success and financial necessity.
During the ceremony, the awardees expressed thanks to their mentors for their time and motivation and committee members for giving them an opportunity to be a success story.
TVET Co-ordinator at the College, Ms Yvette Payne expressed thanks to the parents for their dedication to their children and urged the awardees to make them proud. Further, she urged the students to not be daunted by challenges but to learn from success stories. “I want you to feel proud that you have been selected among many other persons who applied for this first scholarship. I want you to do well that yours will be a success story for those who will come after. Stay focused, do not put you guard down…,” she said.
The objective of the Award is to maintain the legacy of giving back from the students of the Institute for Further Education (IFE) and building community by facilitating access to education.
The IFE/TAMCC George I Brizan Memorial Scholarship Award Coordinator 2019 to 2021 is Nikoyan Roberts. Selection Committee members are Gwenlian Andrews, Robert Phillip and Christina Batson. Kwabena Amen is the 2nd of two student mentors appointed by the College.
IFE was created in 1979 as Grenada’s only tertiary institution for secondary students from within the tri-island State until 1988, when the Grenada National College was established – renamed the TAMCC in 1994.
The first ever 40th anniversary reunion was celebrated with alumni from Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique and the Diaspora from August 15 to 18, 2019. These festivities were integrated with participation at Pure Grenada Carriacou Regatta and Spicemas summer festivals.
Alumni attending donated generously to the George Brizan Scholarship Fund, which was established in August 2019. It is funded by the IFE alumni and one corporate sponsor, Glenelg Spring Water.
This Fund is the Legacy commitment to give back and support talented students who attend the T A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) and require financial support.
Applications for 2020 to 2022 scholarship must be sent to TAMCC’s Principal. Application forms are available at the College’s website wwww.tamcc.edu.gd.