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Name: Kadian Brown

Scholarship Recipient Year: 2019

University Attending:  University of the West Indies   

Course Study: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

1. What was your favorite class in high school? Were there any teachers that really helped you succeed?

My favorite class during High School was Biology. All my teachers played an imperative role throughout my educational journey in High School from the teachers that taught me in first form to those in sixth form.

    

2. What extracurriculars were you involved in?

  • Prefect (2018-2019)

  • Student Council- President (2017-2018), Immediate Past President (2018-2019)

  • Environmental Club- Treasurer (2017-2018), 1ST Vice President (2018-2019)

  • Spirit Committee- Sports Coordinator (2017-2018), Head Public Relations Officer (2018-2019)

  • Manning’s School Oversight Committee- Deputy Chairperson (2017- 2018)

3. How do you see your major [course study] impacting the quality of life in Jamaica?

A degree in medicine will not only land me the title of a doctor but it will also help to actualize my goal by equipping me with the necessary skill set to provide healthcare services to Jamaicans that is second to none and thereafter make advancements across the healthcare sector to ensure that such services is made available to all Jamaicans regardless of class or status.

 

4. What are you most looking forward to during your time at university?

The experience! I am looking forward to being independent, living on my own. Mostly being in new environment. Hopefully meeting students from all over the Caribbean so I can experience their way of life (culture) and share mine as well. Most importantly, I look forward to extending my knowledge as I love to learn new things not just academically but in general.

 

5. How do you see the scholarship changing your life and helping your future?

I have been to the hospital many times and time after time I am reminded of where exactly my passion is. For my future career I cannot see myself anywhere else than in a hospital as a Doctor tending to my patients. This scholarship has opened the door for me so I can pursue a career in the field I am most passionate about which is medicine. Being a recipient of this prestigious scholarship has created an avenue for me to go through college without any financial burden.

    

6. What is the best advice you have for others who are applying for the scholarship?

Just be yourself and put out your best effort. You may be nervous, yes, but don’t let that dim your shine. Keep in mind that the other applicants may be in need of the scholarship just as much as you are so be sure to show the interviewers why you are the best candidate and give them no reason to think twice. Also, having a good grades is good but having good grades and being actively involved outside of academics within the school community is even better. This will depict a students who is not only brilliant in the books but can also display leadership qualities and manage his/her time wisely.

 

7. What kind of things do you enjoy in your free time?

I enjoy watching movies and videos on YouTube in my free time. These videos range from vlogs to crime watch to videos that shows person around the world who were ‘born different’. Videos that display persons with rare disabilities/diseases is my guilty pleasure. It helps me to feel more aware and in the know of the conditions that some persons go through on a day to day basis. It also motivates me because if these person who were born different can go through life every day and face every obstacle that comes their way. Why can’t I? In addition to this I learn of rare conditions. Who would’ve thought that there was a condition known as Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome? Or that there is a rare, severe neurological disorder that affects mostly girls known as Rett Syndrome.

Name:  Adrian Antonio Stewart

Scholarship

Recipient Year: 2019

University Attending: University of the West Indies    

Course Study: Bachelor’s of Arts in Geography

 

1. What was your favorite class in high school? Were there any teachers that really helped you succeed?

My favorite class in high school was Geography. Yes, teachers like Mrs. S. Brown-Clarke and Ms. J. Reid motivated me and provided me with the necessary materials I needed to excel in the subject.  Their constant support and belief in me propelled me to do my best in the subject.

2. What extra-curricular were you involved in?

During my tenure at Manning’s, I was involved in extra-curricular activities such as: Track and Field, U14 Football team, Key Club, Spanish Club, Debating Club, Writer’s Club, Environmental Club, Inter School Christian Foundation (ISCF), The Goodwall and Arts and Food Festival Committee.

    

3. How do you see your major [course study] impacting the quality of life in Jamaica?

In today’s society, my major/course study, which is Geography, will have an enormous impact on Jamaica and by far the world. This is due to the fact that climate change is a major issue affecting our world. Therefore, with hard work and discipline, I will become successful in the field and through this venture I will be able to protect, preserve and conserve the resources of our environment; thus reducing climate change in Jamaica by educating and sensitizing the citizens of this country about the importance of our natural resources and the environment itself.  This will further impact the quality of life in Jamaica in a positive manner by creating a clean, natural and safe environment for our citizens through the hopes of reducing pollution and the prevalence of natural disasters.

4. What are you most looking forward to during your time at university?

At the University of the West Indies, I am anticipating the college experience of meeting new people and developing strong and meaningful relationships with people of different stature and background.  I am also anticipating the new learning experiences and the family comradery that the different halls will provide.   

 

5. How do you see the scholarship changing your life and helping your future?

I believe this scholarship will give me the opportunity to achieve my lifelong dream of pursuing a career in Geography, specifically in the area of environmental studies.  This will further allow me to generate a stable income to effectively provide and take care of my family and to give back to those who have assisted me along the way.  This scholarship will also provide me with the opportunity to make some of my dreams and aspirations a reality, where I would be able start a foundation to assist the homeless and the mentally ill.

6. What is the best advice you have for others who are applying for the scholarship?

My advice for others applying for this scholarship is to remain humble, confident, truthful and give it your all. There are going to be times when you feel that you haven’t done your best but this might not be the case as others may have a different perception of you.  Always remind yourself why you applied for this scholarship and channel this feeling and these emotions into articulating the best possible answers when doing the interview.  Also, never be fearful to give your opinion, ask questions and to express your sincere thoughts and feelings.  In addition, remember to always put God first, give your best and just know that only your best is good enough.

7. What kind of things do you enjoy in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy playing football, watching series, farming and having intense discussions (reasoning) with my friends.

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