Press Release - NCCU Ltd 2020 Scholarship Presentation Ceremony



                                PRESS RELEASE                                                                 




The National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) Ltd will on Thursday, 13th August 2020, present seventeen (17) secondary school scholarships to children of members of the NCCU Ltd.  Two (2) scholarships will be awarded based on merit and fifteen (15) based on need.

The two (2) merit scholarships will be awarded to:

(i)            Anyeila K J Birmingham, who will receive the NCCU Ltd’s Merit Scholarship

(ii)           Lizanne Cuffy, who will receive the Shand Jolly Merit Scholarship       

Each scholarship is awarded for a period of five (5) years and for a 6th year, where applicable, based on extenuating circumstances.

Fifteen (15) other scholarships will be awarded in the names of credit union pioneers or volunteers, who provided and in some instances continue to provide committed service to the credit union movement.  These include

(i)            Haynes Baptiste

(ii)           Vernice Bellony

(iii)          Ambrose Cuffy

(iv)         Edward Elwin

(v)          Myrtle Hilton

(vi)         Kenneth Richards

(vii)        Hudson Savarin

(viii)       Johnson Joseph George Thomas

(ix)         Marie Wilkins


The 17 secondary school scholarships, being awarded commencing with the 2020 – 2021 academic year, will result in a total of seventy—three (73) students, enrolled for the new academic year.

For the first time, the NCCU Ltd will award The Derrick Lestrade scholarship, named after a credit union pioneer from the village of La Plaine.  The Derrick Lestrade Scholarship will be awarded annually to children of members from La Plaine and the surrounding villages.

The NCCU Ltd is grateful to our valued members for their patronage and loyalty, making it possible to continue funding this vital social programme and our dedicated and committed staff and volunteers, who facilitate the provision of our services.

The 2020 Secondary School Scholarship Presentation Ceremony, will be held at the Public Service Union Building, from 10:00am on Thursday, 13th August 2020.