Hadassah Willett (L) Receives Medical Scholarship
December 23, 2008
As part of a new initiative taken to matriculate Caribbean students to Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, resident of Nevis, Hadassah Willett, received a full scholarship which would cover room, board, tuition and book costs.
Willett, currently an employee at Scotia Bank in Nevis, said she had planned on commencing her studies in medicine in January 2009. She recorded her gratitude to the college at a brief handing over ceremony at NTV studios.
“I would like to thank Mr. Smith and Tougaloo College for this comprehensive scholarship. I know it will assist me in my endeavours to become a medical practitioner. Thank you very much and I hope to see you soon,” Willett said.
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Stephen Smith who was accompanied by Director of International Programme Larry Ray, congratulated Willett on her achievement and provided information about Tougaloo College.
“One of our more pride possessions is that we have a 40 year partnership with Brown University whereby students can come to Tougaloo and study for two years and participate in an exchange programme with Brown University.
“We offer 29 majors. Our most [studied] majors are Natural Sciences of course with Pre-Med. We’re also known for educating doctors, lawyers and educators. We also offer degrees in Computer Science, Economics with emphasis in Business and Accounting, also degrees in Social Work, Sociology, History, Philosophy and Music Education,” Smith said.
He added that while Tougaloo College was interested in seeing more Caribbean students enrolled there, its primary focus was on the federation of St. Kitts-Nevis.
“This is a partnership that we hope to venture with the Caribbean for students throughout the Caribbean. We have set aside scholarship funds particularly for students from St. Kitts and Nevis.
“This is the first scholarship offer that we’ve done. In fact we’ve done something that we’ve never done in the history of Tougaloo. We actually set aside scholarship dollars for students from the Caribbean,” Smith said.
Willett was accompanied by Director of Development and Marketing at the Nevis Financial Services Bernadette Lawrence who was the contact person in St. Kitts-Nevis for Tougaloo College. Lawrence was also instrumental in Willett’s scholarship receipt.