Mico increases financial aid

Sunday, November 04, 2018

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The Mico University College on Tuesday hosted its annual scholarship awards ceremony where 40 students received financial aid in the amount of $7.6 million.

The figure represents a 58 per cent increase, moving from $4.2 million in 2017 in which just over 25 students were able to receive assistance through bursaries, scholarships and grants.

Scholarship and Information Officer Sashana Sanderson, in thanking donors, encouraged them to continue giving as the University College intends to double the number of recipients who receive assistance.

“You have made the sacrifice of assisting our students unwaveringly, without complaint and for that the Mico is completely indebted to you,” Sanderson continued.

Guest speaker Princeton Brown, in speaking on the four A's to ascending to success, inspired students to ensure that they have an aim which aligns with their ability and skills to ensure they achieve their goals. He continued by emphasising that attitude is the engine to all and that acquaintances are important to the process as people with similar minds are needed to help encourage and lighten the load of reaching success.

Scholarships received by the University College annually are donated mainly from alumni but also from corporate companies and families of alumni.

The award ceremony was staged in the Enos Nuttall Lecture Theatre.

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