On the sidelines of an information session held in the capital this week by the Scholarships and Educational Loan Division of the Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, Robyn Lynes, chairperson of the National Scholarship Advisory Committee spoke of what is being done to ensure that the application process is not difficult.

“An application that is improper could mean the difference between you getting an acceptance and an outright denial. So we wanted to focus some attention on ensuring that the application in user friendly. We’ve changed that entire system, the entire portal and I think students are going to find it a lot more accessible.”

Lynes went on about the importance of the program saying, “its part of the concept that Sir Lynden had of Bahamianization. When we became an independent country, one of the key pillars was education. How do we create a model in this country where Bahamians can actually own, where Bahamians can actually be the kind of masters of their own destiny, education is key for that. How do we ensure that we’re not importing human resources? How do we ensure that we are spreading our children among universities and areas that actually serve that country?”

More information sessions are scheduled for March in New Providence and Grand Bahama.