NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Earlier this year, Monroe College partnered with the Bahamian Ministry of Education to develop a $1.1 million scholarship program to expand college access to local public high school graduates. The first 13 deserving scholarship recipients from the island nation began their studies at Monroe in September. With that first semester now coming to a close, they recently joined fellow Bahamian students attending Monroe for a celebratory dinner hosted by Marc Jerome, Executive Vice President at the college.
Monroe's scholarship program truly opens academic doors for Bahamian students, some of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Monroe's program with the Bahamian government is one of several innovative programs in place in The Bahamas to increase local students' college awareness, readiness, and access.
The Monroe College merit scholarship program is a four-year commitment providing for each of the 13 recipients to pursue their undergraduate studies at the college's campus in New Rochelle, NY.
"Monroe College is the institution of choice for a large number of students from the Caribbean each year, and we are proud to partner with the Ministry of Education for The Bahamas to help deserving students pursue their education with us in New York," said Mr. Jerome. "This year's first group of scholarship students have done incredibly well here, both academically and personally, and it is with great pleasure that I congratulate them on their success."
The 13 Bahamian scholarship recipients are: Kendranique Adderley, Aalyieha Rolle, Ameera Poitier, Tyisha Outten, Andrea Brice, Joey Pyfrom, Philipp Rolle, Shenard Gray, Annvonique Johnson, Cliora Newbold, Breanna Wilson, Rishanda Strachan, Angelo Dames, Ajayi Oliver, Denzel Daniel, Paige Carter, and Celeste Marshall.