Thursday, 23 August, 2012 – The Government of Saint Lucia is commending Monroe College for making a significant investment to the educational advancement of the country’s young people.
On Friday August 17th , 2012 Monroe College donated 30 scholarships valued at EC$300,000 to the Government of Saint Lucia for students wishing to pursue a range of programmes offered by the College.,
Minister for Education,Human Resource Development and Labour Honourable Dr Robert Lewis says the government of Saint Lucia welcomes such donations towards tertiary education.
“The next biggest investment anyone can make ahead of education is a mortgage because education is very expensive and so whatever Monroe Collage is doing to provide scholarships for our citizens the Government of Saint Lucia thanks Monroe Collage and we pledge to continue working with the institution to ensure that our young people get more opportunity to further their education”.
Monroe Collage Saint Lucia campus currently offers Degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Public Health, in addition to shorter certificate and diploma programmes. The institution also has a world-class MBA degree programme.
Senior Vice President of Monroe College Dr Alex Epiphrame says the donation of scholarships is the academic institution’s way of following through on its philosophy of providing “Access and Opportunity to Higher Education”.
“What we saw when we came to Saint Lucia five years ago education was considered as a privilege form some people but here are other people who are knowledgeable, able and talented but because of socio economic problems they were unable to continue their education so Monroe Collage had a discussion with the government of Saint Lucia and we came up with a programme where Monroe will help some of the people who are talented and want to study but don’t have the resources to continue their education so they can in turn provide quality service to their country”.
Students wishing to access the Monroe Collage offered scholarships must apply according to specific requirements and criteria and within the deadlines set by the Training Division of the Ministry of Education.