A former student now pursuing a degree in Management Studies has been selected as the Scarborough Secondary School Alumni’s 2018 scholarship recipient.
Following a rigorous selection process and interviews,
Kafala Nurse, 19, of Lambeau, was the successful candidate from a field of two other applicants.
Nurse is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad.
In an interview with Tobago Today, Nurse said receiving the scholarship was an honour due to his hard work as a student over the years. He said Scarborough Secondary had made an impact on his life
“Scarborough Sec became my home, Scarborough Sec became something that I would hold dear to my heart, so it feels like I’m being awarded for all my services and it’s heartening to say that I got a scholarship from Scarborough Sec and to all those who says Scarborough Sec not good and not doing anything for the students, I am living proof that Scarborough Sec cares for the students and when you’re a good student, you will get rewarded after,” Nurse said.
Scarborough Secondary vice-principal Annmarie Davis said the funds for the $20,000 scholarship were generated from this year’s edition of Capture the Flag held in July. The scholarship is geared towards assisting the recipient with the financial burdens associated with university study.
This is the second year that the SSS Alumni has awarded a scholarship. The first recipient was Tiffany James, who is currently enrolled as nursing student at the University of the West Indies St Augustine.