Scholarships offered

In celebrating its ninth anniversary, Quik Cash/First Financial Caribbean is offering three scholarships totaling US$9,000 as a token of their appreciation to the community.

These scholarships come at a time when they are desperately needed in the wake of hurricane Ivan and the aim is to provide students with additional cash to supplement their main means of funding their university/college education, states a press release.

The scholarship is for one year only and is for students currently attending or applying to attend the University of the West Indies-Mona Campus, a Latin American college or the University College of the Cayman Islands.

To be eligible for the scholarship interested persons will be required to write a 1,000-word essay on the topic: ‘Money – the best way I can take care of my family.’

The applicant’s overall academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities will also be taken into consideration along with their chosen school of study. Students who are studying a second language will be given first priority as CEO and Chairman of Quik Cash First Financial Caribbean, Mr. Delroy Howell believes that ‘a second language is valuable because of our diverse service industry and Cayman’s geographical location.’

A selection committee has been formed with prominent figures in the education system to assist in choosing the best essays and interviewing the top six candidates.

Interested persons should collect an application form from Quik Cash/First Financial Caribbean, located downtown across from Cable & Wireless, Anderson Square.