From left, Alfred Sears, College of The Bahamas council chairman; Sebas Bastian, CEO of Island Luck, and Rodney Smith, president and chief executive officer of the College of the Bahamas, at yesterday’s announcement.
Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune staff
HIGH SCHOOL and college students will benefit from a $600,000 partnership between the College of the Bahamas and the Island Luck Cares Foundation announced last night.
The Foundation’s initiative aims to help high school and college students further their education at certified institutions in the Bahamas or the United States. Scholarships worth a total of $500,000 will be offered for COB students with a further $100,000 going to high school pupils.
Island Luck also announced the winners of its OWN Bahamas Entrepreneurship Programme for 2016, with the top $25,000 grants going to Kwivan Miller, who runs a speciality barbecue catering service, and Christine Wilson, who wants to set up a unique mobile spa and salon to service busy professionals.
Selima Hauber, of Field to Fork Community Farm, Tamarind Burrows-Isaacs, of Brer Bookie Meat Co, Cicely Bethel, of The Lemonade Stand, Ryan Ferguosn, of MGM Scapes Lanscaping, and aspiring sketch artist Kody Conyers received grants of $10,000 each.