Queen’s College student Glinton Hanover has won a two-year, CDN$80,000 ($16.5M) scholarship to the Lester B Pearson College, Canada.
According to a release from the college, Hanover was among 15 Guyanese students who were interviewed this past March for the one position available to a Guyanese student.
In January of this year, the college had announced that it was inviting local high school students to apply for a two-year scholarship programme at its Vancouver campus.
The release said that Hanover, will be arriving at the College in September 2012 to undertake the College’s two-year course of studies leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Glinton, who comes from the East Coast Demerara, will be one of 160 students from nearly 100 countries chosen for their exceptional promise and potential.
The release added that as with all students at Pearson College, Glinton will receive a full scholarship worth CDN$80,000 over two years which covers tuition, room and board.
Glinton, the release said, was “chosen for this prestigious scholarship for his outstanding academic performance in his CXC and CSEC (completed as a student at Saint Stanislaus), community service, sports achievements as a track record holder and musical talent (drums) as well as his demonstrated kindness and generosity for his fellow human beings. This spirit of service is key for a Pearson Scholar, as the College hopes its graduates will return to their home country to serve to the best of their abilities.”
Hanover will be Pearson’s first student from Guyana.
He was interviewed this past March by Suzanne Tremblay, Special Projects Manager at Pearson College, Professor Kunar and Professor Thompson of the University of Guyana and Carol Anne Persaud of the High Commission of Canada in Guyana.
The College said it was grateful to Priya Manickchand, Minister of Education; Chief Education Officer, Olato Sam; David Devine, High Commissioner of Canada in Guyana and the personnel of the High Commission for their support on this mission.
Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from over 100 countries who live, study and grow together at the edge of the western world.