St. John’s Antigua- The recipient of the 2012 Antigua Commercial Bank Louis H Lockhart Scholarship has challenged the financial institution to upgrade its programme to include more components.
Stratton Browne, who was chosen from a pool of ambitious young individuals, suggested that the bank include a postgraduate component to the annual programme.
He said in the competitive field of work, a first degree would not be enough to propel aspiring students to the highest potential.
“I urge you to further advance your excellent reputation by providing additional resources to allow students like myself, of course, to stay ahead or at least to keep up with the competition at the graduate level,” Browne said.
Browne will be journeying to Barbados to complete his first degree in computer science and accounting at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
He recently completed his first two years at the Antigua State College.
The awardee, who dedicated his achievement to his late mother, said the assistance from the bank will make his final year burden free, as he will be able to focus on his studies and not finances.
The scholarship, valued at over $50,000, was first launched in 1993, in honour of one of the founders of the bank, Sir Louis H Lockhart.
It is open to nationals who are in their final year of study at an accredited college, university or vocational institution.
Chairman of the Scholarship Committee Director Phillip Harris said Browne, from his first interview, was exceptional and the award was quite deserving.