Three students of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College will be awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for being the most outstanding performers in the 2017 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).
Kairel Edwards, Thandi Myers and Abigail Scott were named yesterday as joint first place winners of the award. The three females are all past students of the St. Vincent Girls’ High School.
This is the first time that three students have been awarded this honor, in a year.
Speaking on STAR Radio this morning, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said that Edwards, Myers and Scott will each receive full funding for a five-year period of study at University in an area of their choice, a gold medal and a cash award of $10,000.
Prime Minister Gonsalves said that based on this year’s CAPE results, 13 other students have qualified for National Scholarships, seven for Exhibitions and six for Bursaries.
He said the winners of the Exhibition awards will receive full funding for three years of study at University while the bursary awardees will each receive EC$20,000 per year for a three-year period.