2015 scholarship programme

DCSLL ED and Awardee

Andrina Thomas receiving school supplies and cheque from the Leagues manager and senior administrator.

The Dominica co-operative Societies League began its scholarship programme in 1986, and currently awards two scholarships annually. One scholarship based on merit and named after the credit Union pioneer Mr. Joffre Robinson, was started in 1986. To date the league has awarded twenty-nine (29) of these scholarships.

The other scholarship based on need was named after Sister Alicia, the founder of the Credit Union movement in Dominica. This scholarship program was introduced in 1994 and to date the League has award 22 full scholarships within this category.

The Dominica Co-operative Societies League continues to recognize the importance of investing in the educating our nations’ youth (future leaders) and continues to actively participate in this effort.

This year, Ms Kelsey Walsh of the St. Martin Primary School is the 2015 Awardee of the Joffre Robinson scholarship based on merit.

Kelsey Walsh receiving her school supplies from Manager of the League Mr Aaron Darymple

Kelsey Walsh receiving her school supplies from Manager of the League Mr Aaron Darymple

For the academic year beginning in September, 2015 the league has spent over $7472.95 on its scholarship programme, continuing the ideals and beliefs of co-operative pioneers, to bring about human and social development.

The Management and staff of the League are urging the students to work hard and to persevere, because nothing comes easy and hard work really pays off.

The Scholarship covers:

  • 100% school fees
  • 100% Books & stationery
  • Uniform allowance $250 in the 1st and 3rd year
  • 100% Examination fees
  • Commuter allowance – $50 per month for students residing within a radius greater than ½ mile from the school being attended.

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