More scholarships open to Antiguans and Barbudans

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has agreed to grant 20 full degree scholarships to students to pursue undergraduate studies in Community and Integral Medicine, Sports Management Technology, International Business Administration, Tourism, Water Transport and Agriculture.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer made the announcement on Friday.

The country’s leader, a release said, has championed an “Education through Diplomacy” programme designed to secure tertiary level education for Antiguans and Barbudans from friendly nations around the world.


The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee was established in 2007 for the country’s Silver Jubilee of Independence and is designed to provide tertiary level scholarships to students in a number of friendly countries to include the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, the Republic of Cuba, Russian Federation, Kingdom of Morocco, Italy, Greece, Grambling State University in Texas and NYU/Polytechnic Institute in New York.

This year the first group of scholarship students in the programme will graduate from NYU Polytechnic Institute and Grambling State University.

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