Meet Marsha Chamberlain, 2011 3M/KENNETH INGRAM/UWIDEF Scholarship Recipient
“It is said that education is the key to success as well as it is the greatest engine for personal development. This pursuit of personal development and the realization of one’s dreams and aspirations, however, can be greatly enhanced and brought more closely to reality by the actions of those who share a believe in the power of education. I am therefore honoured to be able to stand before you and on behalf of the scholarship recipients to thank you for believing in education and for believing in students.
For us as scholarship recipients, today marks the beginning of new and endless opportunities and the road towards success seems much clearer. Your gift s to us represent opportunities that might not otherwise have been conceivable. With your invaluable input more students will be able to accomplish and achieve goals which seemed otherwise farfetched and unattainable.
A scholarship helps to raise the bar of academic performance and improves the promise of a bright future for the country. It acts as a source of motivation as well as it is a thrilling reward, for hard work, perseverance and determination. It helps to alleviate the financial burdens of students which will allow them to focus more on their academics.
When students are unable to complete their education for financial reasons, much is lost. With your donations you have helped to bridge this gap by giving equal access to education regardless of financial status. You are helping to break financial barriers and you are making a difference in our lives. It is said that the heights of great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward through the night. Many of us have toiled, but we have done so without a clear vision and distracted by the burdens and the difficulties we face. Your kind support and dedication as donors helps fuel our commitment and our promise to maintain excellence and always reach for great heights to ensure that the opportunities afforded us through you, translate into the very best that is possible.
I could not end without recognizing the UWI Development and Endowment Fund for all it is doing to make more of these opportunities available for students here at UWI Mona. Your mission is noble and your vision is supported by us all and we pledge to give back to the community now and in the future to ensure this vision will not die.
Finally, I again offer heartfelt thanks to all the donors – companies, individuals and groups who have contributed to a brighter future for us students, and to encourage you to continue donating as your giving will have a significant impact on the lives of the next generation of students, as well as the success of the country.
Your generosity has the power to transform lives – this scholarship that I proudly received has transformed mine!