ST. JOHN EDUCATOR’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The annual St. John Educator’s Scholarship Fund was developed to honor educators from the parish of St. John and to provide financial assistance as outlined in the stated purpose. These educators were the corner stone of our community who served as Mentors, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters, installing great values in their students and providing them with the necessary tools to go on in life to become very successful, obtaining professions such as Doctors, Lawyers, Scientists, Chemists, Educators, Nurses and Entrepreneurs and so on, the list is endless without limitation to professions. The scholarship fund was established in 2008 and is funded by people from Gouyave, Grenada, other Caribbean Islands, and the general public and through fund raisers organized by the managing philanthropists.
The following are the names of educators from our community who have passed on; most of them dedicated their entire lives to preparing the young minds of our youth to accept the challenges of academia:
Mr. A. E. Williams – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mr. A. R. L. Miller – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. Alister Medford – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. B. J. Langaigne – Concord Government School
Mr. Balbinus Nelson – Grand Roy Government School
Mr. Claude Francis – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mr. Davis Crowe – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mr. Desmond Thomas – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. E. L. N. Peter – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. Eustace Louison – Grand Roy Government School
Mr. Seon Frederick – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mr. Winston Dragon – St. John’s Anglican School
Mrs. Angela (Hopie) Francis – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mr. F. J. Louison – Concord Government School
Mr. Ferdinand Punch – River Sallee Government School
Mr. Fitzroy I. Thomas – Grand Roy Government School
Mr. Franklyn Duncan – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. Garnet Thomas – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. George Louison – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. Gerald O’C Vincent – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mr. Gladford A. Henry – Concord Government School
Mr. Ira Critchlow – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. Irvin Duprey – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. J. O. Fleming – Concord Government School
Mr. Joseph Campbell – Grand Roy Government School
Mr. Kelvin Joseph – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. Lyle Rogers – St. John’s Anglican School
Mrs. Angela Campbell – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mrs. Anna Branch – St. John’s Anglican School
Mrs. Bertha Honore – St. John’s Private Typing School
Mrs. Cecilia Peter – St. John’s Anglican School
Mrs. Claris Gibbs – Concord Government School
Mrs. DaNouna DeCoteau – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mrs. Daphne Williams – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mrs. Elva Juerakhan – St. John’s Anglican School
Mrs. Lillian Campbell – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mrs. Mintrude McBarnette – St. John’s Anglican School
Mrs. Molly Medford – St. John’s Private School
Ms. Hinds – St. John’s Private School
Ms. Jennis Langaigne – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Ms. Mary John – St. John’s Anglican School
Ms. Matilda James aka Simple – St. John’s Private School (Cozier)
Mr. Matthew Bousouli – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mr. McQueen Baptiste – Grand Roy Government School
Mr. Mosley A. Wilson – St. John’s Anglican School
Mr. Percival Louison – Florida Government School
Mr. R. J. L. Pitts – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mr. Rapheal Williams – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mrs. Odessa Depradine – Florida Government School
Mrs. Olive Hurcules – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mrs. Phyllis Scott Lorainey – St. John’s Anglican School (Special Honorary)
Ms. Rita Peters – St. John’s Roman Catholic School
Mrs. Ursula Baptiste – Grand Roy Government School
Mrs. Veda Donovan – St. John’s Private School
Ms. Daisy Ferguson – St. John’s Anglican School
Ms. Fedora Grant – St. John’s Anglican School
Ms. Sybil Small – St. John’s Anglican School
Note! If any names were inadvertently omitted or the spelling or information is incorrect please contact Mikey Passee or Arthur Hosten we are aware of the fact that some teachers on the list taught at several schools.
Stated Purpose of the Educators Scholarship:
The St. John Educator’s Scholarship fund is a need-based scholarship that is intended to provide a one-time annual relief for five years in the form of financial assistance to two outstanding, financially challenged students and their families who fit the criteria established below.
The Student’s Responsibility:
1. The student must have gained entry into a secondary school based on the results of the common entrance or school leaving examination of the current year or excellent academic performance at the top two levels of Primary School with the potential to excel at secondary and post secondary education.
2. The student must submit an application to the Scholarship Administrators Committee with attachments of his/her report card for the last two years of Primary School; financial condition as it presently exists and his/her stated commitment to furthering his/her education.
3. At the discretion of the Scholarship Administrators Committee, both students and his/her parents may be called upon for a short personal interview to be conducted at a pre-arranged location but in a private setting.
4. The scholarship managing philanthropists are requesting that all scholarship recipients make a commitment to reinvest and contribute to the St. John Educator’s Scholarship Fund or personally become involved in the fund to ensure its sustainability beyond the lifetimes of its founders.
5. The families of scholarship awardees will agree to participate with their children in the annual award ceremonies to include photo sessions. There will be an agreement among the families, teachers, principals and the scholarship administrators committee for the monitoring of the awardees’ academic progress and behavior. Recommendations from the committee can be in the form of counseling or remedial training etc., however, all recommendations must be positive and in the best interest of the child’s success.
The Administrator for the “St. John Educator’s Scholarship” is Ms. Jeanette Du Bois, Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Former member of Grenada Public Service Commission assisted by Mr. Lauriston Hosten and Mr. Arthur G. Hosten. The administrator has the authority to appoint qualified individuals or form a committee to execute the duties of the administrator. It is the responsibility of the administrator to ensure that all applicants meet the criteria as established above and conduct the selection process in a manner that is fair, equitable and free from any Prejudice to any one student. As the administrator’s selection is final, she is expected to exercise some level of prudence in her judgment as she makes her decision but without violating the overriding stated purpose and intent of the scholarship.
She and her committee are duty bound to maintain strict confidentially for the information gained in the application and decision making process and her decision must never be influenced by any form of political partisanship whatsoever. The administrator remains the sole proprietor who is charged with the distribution of funds and is accountable only to the donors and managing philanthropists of the scholarship.
The managing philanthropists of St. John Educator’s Scholarship are Michael A. (Mikey) Passée, Carnice Alexis Modeste and John Crow.
PLEASE SEND FUNDS TO: EDUCATORS FUND
NAME OF ACCOUNT: Michael A. Passée
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 40737610200
BANK ROUTING NUMBER: 262275835
Redstone Federal Credit Union
220 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35893
If you are experiencing problems depositing monies into the account you can contact Redstone Federal Credit Union at 800-234-1234 or (256) 837-6110 or visit their website at www.redfcu.org.
Bank Routing Number 262275835 is provided for direct deposit into the account; receipts will be provided to you upon request from the bank for tax purposes because this is a nonprofit scholarship fund, there will be no financial gain for anyone involved in this entire process. Funds from the account will be dispersed to the scholarship administrator upon request annually.
We are happy to report that the scholarship fund has provided assistance to the following students:
|Year||Name||Primary School||Now attending|
|2010||Adriel Charles||St. John’s Anglican School||St. Mark’s Secondary School|
|2010||Keeshawn Salfarlie||St. John’s RC School||
St. Rose Modern Secondary School
|2009||Jordan Charles||St. John’s Anglican School||Presentation Boys College|
|2009||Saddie DeCoteau||St. John’s Anglican School||Anglican High School|
|2008||Tylon Joseph||St. John’s Anglican School||Grenada Boys Secondary School|
|2008||Jemmie Chetram||Concord Government School||
Anglican High School
|2009||Jervon Phillip||Grand Roy Government School||Special Grant|
Grand Roy Government School
L-R Jordon Charles, Tylon Joseph, Saddie De Coteau, Jemmie Chetram, Keeshawn Salfarlie & Adriel Charles
Special thanks to Carnice Alexis Modeste who had an idea of starting a scholarship fund in memory of our very special Primary School Principal and former Boss Mr. E. L. N. Peter which reinforced my need to help children back home and sparked my interest in spearheading this scholarship fund, Collis (Tony) Decoteau for merging his personal scholarship already helping children in St. John with this one and to Vernon Louison for his support with the idea from the very beginning creating what might undoubtedly a great opportunity for our bright minds who are disadvantaged within our dear Parish.
An application for the scholarship is attached to this original document and can print out for use by any applicant.
THE EDUCATORS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION