Rotary Club Awards Full Scholarships to BTVI Students

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Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) students Steffon Miller, Peggy McKenzie and Carla Tucker recently received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise (RCNS). Pictured standing from left to right are Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise’s President Elect, Dino Moss; Past President, Tanya Woodside; BTVI’s President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson; BTVI students, Steffon Miller, Carla Tucker and Peggy McKenzie; RCNS Immediate Past President, Frances Dean; President, Terez Simmons and scholarship committee member, Archdeacon James Palacious.

Three Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) students spanning various disciplines are the latest recipients of full scholarships courtesy of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise (RCNS). Information Technology students Steffon Miller and Peggy McKenzie, as well as Office
Assistant student, Carla Tucker, received and signed their official scholarship letters during a recent presentation. The RCNS scholarship is backed by the rotary club and this year, Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited and Woodside Insurance Brokerage. It covers tuition, registration fees, books, certification exams where applicable and graduation fees.

BTVI’s President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson congratulated the successful students and thanked the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise for its consistent support.

“Over time, the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has been very helpful. From facilitating internships to financial support, thank you for unwaveringly contributing your time, effort and money,” said Dr. Robertson.

Last year, the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise donated $25,000 to BTVI in honour of its commitment to encourage vocational studies. With basic education and literacy being one of the six areas of focus of Rotary, the club’s goal is to continually partner with BTVI and assist those interested in pursuing vocational tertiary education.

Steffon, Peggy and Carla are all driven to complete their studies at BTVI and be globally competitive and economically independent. They have already credited the RCNS scholarship as a key motivator to graduate. To qualify for the prestigious scholarship, BTVI students
completed a thorough application form and wrote a 300-word essay about the work of Rotary.

Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise’s President Elect, Dino Moss, expressed that Steffon, Peggy and Carla have “promising minds” and encouraged the trio to not only take advantage of the financial side of the scholarship but the connection it gives them to Rotary members too.

“Seek help when you think you need it. The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise is committed to developing young minds and continuing partnerships like this,” said Mr. Moss.

Other Rotarians including Archdeacon James Palacious, Tanya Woodside, Frances Dean and Terez Simmons, as well BTVI’s Associate Vice President of Fund Development, Alicia Thompson, participated in the presentation. They all encouraged Steffon, Peggy and Carla to
continue to do well in their studies and to do their best to pay the way forward for other individuals as they progress.