IT scholarship available at Northern Caribbean University

NCU Alumni CaymanThe Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University Alumni Association is accepting applications for the Matthew Thompson Memorial Scholarship from those who wish to pursue their tertiary education in information technology.

The scholarship was set up in memory of Matthew Thompson, who died from injuries sustained in a car accident in 2002 at age 17. He had planned to study IT at tertiary level.

“In a sense,” said Patricia Ebanks, president of the local NCU alumni chapter, “we are fulfilling his dream through another deserving Caymanian.”

The recipient of this grant will pursue his/her IT studies at Northern Caribbean University, in Mandeville, Jamaica.

“NCU has successfully retained the best and brightest of its IT graduates to design, roll-out and maintain software solutions,” Ms. Ebanks said.

On March 16-22, NCU admissions officers will be available for consultations by appointment, at the Cayman Academy school, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Those holding AA/ASc qualifications with an interest in IT are encouraged to apply. The Alumni Association hopes to offer another scholarship this year for study in other fields at NCU. The deadline for this scholarship is on Friday, April 29.

Careers fair

The NCU Alumni Association Cayman Chapter is also hosting a careers fair on Monday, March 21. University representatives as well as several professionals and business people will be on hand to advise students on career and study options. The alumni association can also advise students on scholarship details.

The fair will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Cayman Academy.

To make an appointment with NCU’s admissions officers, email [email protected] For more information on the Matthew Thompson Memorial Scholarship or other scholarship grants, visit