THE best and brightest female high school graduates in New Providence and the Family Islands are being given an opportunity to further their education through the efforts of Eta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
The sorority officially launched its Honours Day 2014 scholarship programme at the Ministry of Education on February 10.
Supporting the work of the sorority, Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, said it is important and essential that organisations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha exist to inspire young ladies and future leaders in The Bahamas.
He said he was delighted that the organisation continues to financially assist qualified students in pursuit of a college education.
He urged high schools, specifically guidance counsellors, to ensure that qualified students apply for the various scholarships available through the Honours Day programme.
For more than 30 years, the organisation has provided approximately $100,000 in scholarships to outstanding female students throughout the Bahamas.
To qualify, the students must be female, 2014 high school graduates, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, be of good character and a resident of the Bahamas.
Students are assessed on academic excellence, community service and leadership skills. Interested students should contact the guidance counsellors at their respective schools.
Hannah Thompson, a graduate of Queen’s College is the present Honours Day outstanding student.