(CMR) A young Caymanian who hails from East End says she is very grateful after having secured a full scholarship to attend the Northern Caribbean University (NCU).
Twenty-two-year old Tevon Dixon began her studies at the university last week.
Dixon, is the grand-daughter of the late local building contractor Roy Campbell and his wife Omelin Alberga-Campbell, and the daughter of Joy Campbell.
“I am very grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the grant of this scholarship,” Dixon said
“I see myself becoming a role model, particularly for young people,” she added
Dixon is pursuing a degree in social work.
“This is the second tertiary level scholarship issued under the auspices of the local NCU alumni association,” said Patricia Ebanks, president of the Cayman Chapter.
The first scholarship awardee was Sonia Bailey who is entering her second year towards her bachelor’s degree in education.
Speaking on behalf of the Cayman Chapter of the NCU Alumni Association, Ebanks said: “We are truly delighted to have afforded this opportunity for a Caymanian to access tertiary education at a Christian tertiary educational institution like NCU, and we wish her the greatest of success in her studies.”
The funds for the scholarship were garnered from a 2019 concert and other fund-raising initiatives by the non-profit organisation, said Ebanks, thanking all the sponsors who made this award possible.
“Our main concert sponsors included the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands Government, Cayman National Bank, Westin Grand Cayman Resort, Cayman Islands Judicial Administration, Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Oxbridge Reinsurance, Mr. Ezzard Miller, Brady's Attorneys-at- Law, and Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts, ” Ebanks shared.
NCU's main campus is in Mandeville, Jamaica and is a fully accredited tertiary educational institution that offers degrees in a wide range of majors up to the doctoral level.
Scholarships from the Cayman Chapter of the NCU Alumni Association are available to all Caymanians, regardless of religious affiliation.
A third scholarship is under consideration for issue in January 2021 for a Caymanian to pursue a postgraduate diploma in education at NCU.