The cost to purchase school books for a student can reach as much as $600EC - an exhorbitant amount for many poor families. Please consider making a contribution to the Agatha Shillingford Scholarship Fund to help defray these and other costs for a young student.
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Evonna Renault (center) with her mother and older sister.
Evonna Renault (seated, center), 2013 DARDA Agatha Shillingford Scholarship recipient with her mother and older sister (also seated), as well as members of DARDA and the Scholarship Committee. May 2013, Dominica.
The scholarship - which provides funding for academic and other extra-curricular expenses annually to a student in Dominica - is managed by our scholarship committee located in Dominica. members include Anne Lewis, Dorothy Levy, Davies Letang, and Philip Alleyne. Jennifer White and Kathleen trotter also serve on the committee as DARDA Local Chapter representatives.
Mrs. Agatha "Bam" Shillingford
AGATHA SHILLINGFORD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Agatha Shillingford Scholarship Fund was established on the occasion of DARDA's 25th anniversary and in honor of the late Mrs. Agatha "Bam" Shillingford (founder and first president of DARDA) who passed away May 7, 2007.
Click the link above to visit Dominica News Online and read an article on Evonna and DARDA's Agatha Shillingford Scholarship Fund.
In May 2013, DARDA acknowledged our 2012 "Agatha Shillingford Scholarship" recipient, Evonna Johnique Renault, during a reception held in Roseau, Dominica. Evonna was awarded a full scholarship to cover academic expenses (such as tuition, books, transportation, uniform, fees associated with extra-curricular activities) and other expenses incurred that, if not covered, might negatively impact her education (e.g., eye glasses).
DARDA's hands on scholarship committee will remain engaged with Evonna by reviewing her report cards and liaising with school personnel, Evonna and her family to keep abreast of her performance and offer encouragement.