On Friday August 27, 2021 the Rotary Club of Princes Town held its 2020-2021 scholarship awards ceremony at St. Stephen’s College in Princes Town.
President Rishi Ramlogan stated that the scholarships were not specific to any field of study or university. The scholarships were awarded based on a needs assessment of the student once the student has been successfully registered at their choice of university or institution. 

He also welcomed the students to Rotary and encouraged the students to get involved in Rotaract Clubs at their respective universities to be part of Rotary.  He further stated that students can qualify for future scholarships from the Club as long as their grades are in good standing as the Club has previously assisted students with scholarships for each year of their academic studies.  The Club also extended its appreciation to the New Calgary Tabernacle Church for their donation of $2,000 towards the scholarship programme.

Scholarships were awarded to the following students:
Sabrina Soogrimsingh – Associate Degree General Nursing
Akasia Lynn Augustine – Bachelor of Law, UWI
Steven Bissoondath – Bachelor of Science Chemical and Process Engineering UWI
Aaron Mungal – Bachelor of Science Petroleum Geoscience UWI
Alisa Downing – Bachelor of Education UTT
Makeisha Simon – MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) UWI
Arun Mahabir – MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) UWI
Ariel Mahabir - MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) UWI

The Scholarship Programme is funded solely by the Club’s CHOKHAFEST Fundraiser where the proceeds are allocated towards the scholarships.  The more funds generated from the fundraiser will result in more scholarships being awarded to students.  This year, CHOKHAFEST will be held on Saturday September 25, 2021 at the Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Ballroom from 3pm – 6pm, takeaway service only.

If you would like to support our Scholarship Programme you can contact any member of the Rotary Club of Princes Town or contact us on any of our social media platforms.
Above from left: Principal Andre Bowen, Aaron Mungal, Akasia Augustine, Steven Bissoondath, Sabrina Soogrimsingh, President Rishi Ramlogan
President Rishi Ramlogan presents Alisa Downing with her cheque
From Left: Director Dr Lindsey Aziz, Makeisha Simon, Past President Jamir Ousman