TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Award ceremony has held at the Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) on Wednesday, July 19.
A total of 13 students received scholarships from the Taiwanese government.
The group includes eight Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) scholarship recipients: Javoni Isaac, Anesha Gonsalves, Bridgette Morton, Jonelle Irish, Peter Douglas, Saidah Smithen, Kyra Seaton and Davielle France.
While five students received International Cooperation Development Fund (ICDF) scholarship: Danielle Weekes, Francisco Novas, Gracelyn Hanley, Jazel Roland and Javeim Blanchette.
Of the 13 scholarship recipients, 11 will pursue degrees at the Bachelors level and two will be pursuing Masters Degrees.
"These scholarships are going a very long way in extending and improving the range of skills and competencies that can be found within our nation," said Minister of Education, Shawn Richards.
"As a result of the favorable diplomatic relations between our federation and Taiwan, our citizens have been able to benefit in tremendous ways," he said.
Minister Richards expressed gratitude towards the Taiwanese government in particular to Resident Ambassador His Excellency George Gow Wei Chiou, and First Secretary, Daniel Kuo, for their "diligence, thoroughness and overall commitment to this and every initiative" in which both countries are involved.
The 13 students will join the already 55 studying in Taiwan and will start their studies in fall semester.