Seven Guyanese pursuing OAS scholarships
September 24, 2002
Seven Guyanese are currently pursuing training programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels at universities in the United States, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago through scholarships awarded by the Organisation of American States (OAS).
According to an OAS release, the recipients whose scholarships cover tuition, travel, subsistence, health insurance, books and other materials, are required to return to Guyana and contribute to the country's development, utilising the expertise and experience they would have gained in their chosen field of study.
The undergraduate programmes include chemical engineering (Howard University, US) and applied arts, disability studies Ryerson University, Canada).
And the post-graduate programmes include law (Tulane University, US), development economics (Williams College, US), international development - doctorate (University of Southern Mississippi, US), crop protection (St Augustine, UWI, Trinidad) and social sciences (Carlton University, Canada).
Meanwhile, as part of the OAS programme, nationals of other member states have over the past month taken up OAS scholarships tenable at the University of Guyana, the release added.
The OAS, in addition to full-fledged university training programmes, also offers other types of scholarships. Information on the OAS can be accessed at www.oas.org, or at the OAS office in Georgetown.