Karnick Kiran Burnette is the AID Bank’s first ever scholarship recipient in Civil Engineering
Miss Karnick Kiran Burnette received a full scholarship from the Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank (AID Bank) to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Technology (UTECH) in Jamaica. Miss Burnette emerged successful from a list of 4 other competitive applicants, who were all accepted to pursue the civil engineering Bachelor’s Programme at UTECH. The applicants were all assessed on their academic performance, career motivation, financial need and co-curriculum activities by a selection panel. The panel, which comprised of competent professionals from a wide-cross section of private and public institutions, also interviewed the applicants.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AID Bank and the scholarship panel, Mr. Ambrose Sylvester said that during the bank’s five year strategic plan for 2009-2014, the need to expand its’ role and image as a good corporate citizen was clearly identified. In that regard, a decision was taken, to award a full scholarship, possibly every two-three years to a deserving student of the Commonwealth of Dominica in the field of Civil Engineering.
An elated Burnette expressed sincere gratitude to the aid bank for awarding her with the much needed scholarship.
The scholarship, which is for 4 academic years, will cost approximately us$20,000.00 annually. It will cover tuition fees, accommodation and one return air-fare per year. The recipient will also receive a computer, other learning materials and incidentals for the entire academic period.
In expanding its role as a good corporate citizen in the Commonwealth of Dominica, and in keeping within its mandate to support causes considered important to the overall development of the nation the AID Bank in consultation with relevant authorities had identified the field of Civil Engineering as an area in which additional professional skills and competencies would greatly complement and enhance Dominica’s prospects in infrastructural development and constructive nation building.