Students in Antigua and Barbuda and in particular engineering students will have the opportunity to continue their studies abroad thanks to the generosity of one of the countries investors.
Robert Foisie, an American billionaire made the offer when he met with Minister during Cabinet on Wednesday.
According to Cabinet notes, the Foisie Scholarship Program will provide to engineering students only an unlimited number of scholarships, to attend the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US State of Massachusetts, for a four-year Bachelor degree.
Students will be required to take an exam which they must pass before they are accepted; and according to Government’s Spokesperson Lionel Hurst, who was speaking during the weekly post-cabinet briefing this morning, there are no age requirement for the exam.
“There is no age range, anyone who is interested will have to sit an exam and those most qualified will be chosen and there is no limitation as to the number of students which will be provided for,” he said.
The successful applicants will be provided with tuition, food, board, learning materials plus the cost of the successful applicants’ air travel and are required to keep an acceptable grade-point-average (GPA) during the four years in order to continue to receive the scholarship.
The scholarship will be administered by the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Program.