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17 Young People in SKN Awarded Taiwanese Scholarships

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Seventeen individuals from St. Kitts and Nevis will be travelling to the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the start of the fall semester.

These seventeen university students received scholarships through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF).

Eleven received MOFA scholarships, and six received ICDF awards.

Fifteen of the 17 students will be pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees, and two are pursuing doctoral studies.

During the ceremony to congratulate the awardees, Ambassador Michael Lin urged the recipients to focus not just on their studies but be open to the culture of Taiwan.

“I would like to encourage all scholarship awardees to make the best of your time in Taiwan. To not only enrich yourself in your academic pursuit but deepening your understanding of Taiwan’s outstanding environment, but also spend some time experiencing the culture, the food and the scenic beauty of Taiwan,” said Ambassador Lin.

Minister of Education Jonel Powell, emphasized the importance of maximizing this opportunity, especially during the financial restraints because of COVID-19.

“In normal times opportunities like these are scarce and are coveted and the competition for which is extremely high, worse now while we are in the middle of a global pandemic where finances and other resources are tremendously scarce, we are still grateful to be able to have these opportunities for our people.”

In his congratulations, Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris reported a challenge faced when students return after completing their studies to realize that they have another option in creating job opportunities for themselves.

“One of the challenges which we face is that [people] go abroad to study and every time they come home it is that they are looking for employment instead of creating employment. Neither of them is wrong; it’s a choice. But as we look into certain areas, we understand that in certain disciplines, we have adequate supply in the country and in certain areas, we have limitations. It is a personal choice.”

The Awardees:

Awardees of 2021 MOFA Taiwan Scholarship

Name

Language Center / Program

Bachelor/

Master

Remarks

1

Ainka Saunders

Center of Chinese Language and Culture, Fu Jen Catholic University

輔仁大學華語文中心

Bachelor

F

2

Lysanna Belle

Mandarin Training Center,

National Taiwan Normal University

國立臺灣師範大學國語教學中心

Bachelor

F

3

Devaughn Amory

Department of Life Science, National Dong Hwa University

國立東華大學生命科學系

Bachelor

M

4

Lennox Bedford

Mandarin Training Center,

National Taiwan Normal University

國立臺灣師範大學國語教學中心

Bachelor

M

5

Joeline Williams

Center of Chinese Language and Culture, Fu Jen Catholic University

輔仁大學華語文中心

Bachelor

F

6

Danielle Lake

Center of Chinese Language and Culture, Fu Jen Catholic University

輔仁大學華語文中心

Bachelor

F

7

Ezrah Brandy

Mandarin Training Center,

National Taiwan Normal University

國立臺灣師範大學國語教學中心

Bachelor

F

8

Nicolla Connor

Mandarin Training Center,

National Taiwan Normal University

國立臺灣師範大學國語教學中心

Bachelor

F

9

Patrick Brandy

Mandarin Studies & Culture Center, Ming Chuan University

銘傳大學華語訓練中心

Bachelor

M

10

Destin Liburd

Mandarin Training Center,

National Taiwan Normal University

國立臺灣師範大學國語教學中心

Bachelor

M

11

Jemar Davis

Mandarin Training Center,

National Taiwan Normal University

國立臺灣師範大學國語教學中心

Bachelor

M

 

Most awardees of MOFA Taiwan Scholarship have not yet determined their field of study, because the scholarship first provides them with a year of Mandarin studies before applying for a degree program. The only exception Mr Amory has already learnt Mandarin before.

Awardees of 2021 Taiwan ICDF Scholarship

Name

Program

Bachelor/

Master/

Ph.D.

1

Hance

Melito Richards

Ph.D. Program in International Health, National Yang Ming

Chiao Tung University

國立陽明交通大學

國際衛生博士學程

Ph.D.

M

2

Saquelle

Augustus Sealey

International Bachelor Program in Mechanical Engineering

Kun Shan University

崑山大學國際機械工程學士學程

Bachelor

M

3

Elton

Dillonee Thomas John

International Bachelor Program in Mechanical Engineering

Kun Shan University

崑山大學國際機械工程學士學程

Bachelor

M

4

Kevrone

George Phipps

Undergraduate Program in International Business and Trade

Ming Chuan University

銘傳大學國際企業與貿易學士學程

Bachelor

M

5

T’Shauni

Juvaun Jahleel Zakers

Undergraduate Program in

Journalism and Mass Communication,

Ming Chuan University

新聞與大眾傳播學士學程

Bachelor

M

6

Glendille

Rochelle Huggins

Ph.D. Program in

Global Health and Health Security,

Taipei Medical University

臺北醫學大學全球衛

生暨衛生安全博士學程

Ph.D.

F

 

The Programs under Taiwan ICDF Scholarship are taught in English.

 

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