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New Scholarship Opportunity for students from Antigua & Barbuda at Saint Mary’s University

27 October, 2016

Saint Mary’s University is pleased to announce a new partnership with Henley and Partners in support of the Halo Hero Scholarship. 

An official signing of the new scholarship will be hosted by the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, and his wife, Lady Williams at Government House in Antigua on October 20, 2016 at 11:00 am. The Halo Foundation was founded by the Governor General and Lady Williams.

"The Halo Foundation is pleased to join with Henley & Partners and Saint Mary's University in offering this annual award to deserving students in Antigua and Barbuda, who have contributed to the well-being of their communities,” said Lady Williams. “We commend the courage of all the present and future recipients of this scholarship and humanitarian medal, as they strive to make this world a more charitable and compassionate place in which we all can live ".

The scholarship is exclusive to Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Lady Williams’ Alma mater), and the recipient of the scholarship will have all of their annual costs covered. Henley and Partners commits to $25,000 per year per recipient to a maximum of $100,000 per student. Saint Mary’s University commits to a further $5,000 per year per student to a maximum of $20,000 per student.

“This award is a tribute to the long-standing and excellent relationship between Saint Mary’s University and the people of Antigua & Barbuda,” said Saint Mary’s President, Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray.  “We are pleased one of our alumni felt so strongly about encouraging education and community service she not only worked with us on developing this scholarship, but also identified a like-minded sponsor in Henley & Company, to make this happen.”

The scholarship is part of ongoing efforts to create opportunities for the development and empowerment of young people in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Halo Hero Award seeks to identify students in their last year of secondary and tertiary[RS1] [MB2] [KC3]  institutions who deserves recognition for their exceptional acts of bravery and kindness, and their involvement in humanitarian efforts.

In January 2016, Marie Braswell, the Director of Admissions and Recruitment from Saint Mary’s University, had the opportunity to meet with Lady Williams in Antigua.  “From the first moment I met Lady Williams and heard about her experiences at Saint Mary’s, I could see she was determined to help other strong students from Antigua and Barbuda have the same opportunity,” said Braswell.   We’ve worked closely together over the past 6 months to develop the Halo Hero Scholarship, and I continue to admire her kindness and dedication to helping others.”

Further information on the Halo Hero Award