PRESS RELEASE:-The National Community Foundation in collaboration with the founders of the Samarian Scholarship Fund (SSF) on Friday September 1st presented seven (7) scholarships in honor of Michael Mondesir for the academic year 2017 – 2018.
Four (4) new scholarships were awarded to students who excelled at the recent Common Entrance exams and gained entrance to the St. Mary’s College and three (3) returning students who are the initial awardees of the SSF; Sharqwayne Prudent, James Bell and Taj Elibox were also presented with scholarships. In total, the Fund provided assistance in excess of six thousand ($6,000.00) to the seven (7) students and their parents.
The Samarian Scholarship Fund (SSF) was launched on 2nd September 2016 as an initiative of the 1992 graduating class of Saint Mary’s College. The fund is aimed at providing financial assistance to Saint Mary’s College students with verified financial need, who have excelled in academics and are active volunteers in student or civic organizations. The fund is named in honor of former longtime Saint Mary’s College Principal Mr. Michael Mondesir and is committed to ensuring that qualifying students are not deprived of the full benefit of an education as a result of limited financial resources.