ASPIRING YOUTH GRANT FOR GIFTED SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE GRANTS TOWN CONSTITUENCY

“Your world is different from mine. You face a different set of challenges and problems than those I faced. Your interests and priorities, even your language, have changed and you are growing up with a global culture in a global village where the whole world is your backyard.”

Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, First Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Father of the Nation.

From the book “The Vision of Sir Lynden Pindling In His Own Words.”


The Bradley B. E. Roberts Foundation “ASPIRING YOUTH GRANT”

Bradley Roberts grew up in Delancey Town. As fate would have it, he began his political career in 1982, as the Member of Parliament for the historically significant Grants Town constituency, of Nassau, also known as, Over-The-Hill. His commitment to the people of the Grants Town constituency was unwavering for over 25 years. It is with his, over a quarter of a century of work, and dedication to the poor, and underprivileged, that the foundation offers this humble representation of his ethos, in his name.

“We lived in Delancey Town as it was called back then, in a house between St. Francis Church and the graveyard facing Augusta Street in the north. Today, Delancey Town would be a part of the over-the-hill areas of Bain Town, Grants Town, Augusta Street, Nassau Street and Meeting Street. The area was a mishmash of small clapboard lean-to houses supported on a few cement blocks underneath. The gap between the wood floor inside and the hard ground underneath outside allowed water, especially in the rainy season, to run beneath the house so the floorboards could stay dry to prevent wood rot.”

From the book “Big Bad Brad – The Autobiography of the Honourable Bradley B. E. Roberts

The Bradley B. E. Roberts Foundation is proud to sponsor four (4) annual, $500 grants, for secondary school students, (two boys and two girls), from the Bain and Grants constituency exclusively, who are Bahamian citizens, between the ages of 14 to 16 years old, attending a Bahamian secondary school, and who are exhibiting exceptional and promising academic performance.

ASPIRING YOUTH GRANT APPLICATION RULES

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. One award only per person. Only two boys and two girls will be awarded each year.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Bahamian secondary school for the Spring semester or quarters immediately preceding and following the awarding of the grant.
Submission requirements: A minimum of 500 words of a personal narrative answering the stated question(s), official transcript and letter from one of your teachers or your head of school as to why they think you are the best candidate for the Aspiring Youth Grant of $500.
Entries will not be returned.
Only entries submitted on time via email at bradleyberobertsfoundation@gmail.com using the form below or mailed to P. O. Box N-8208 Nassau, Bahamas will be considered.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

Recipients will be selected by independent judges and recipients will be announced by December 1, 2019.
The Bradley Roberts Foundation will award two grants to one boy and one girl from Bain and Grants Town, per year, enrolled in a secondary school in the Bahamas.
Employees and immediate family of employees of The Bradley Roberts Foundation are not eligible for the Aspiring Youth Grant.
No correspondence will be given regarding the competition itself and the selection of the judges is final.
If selected as a recipient of the Aspiring Youth Grant administered by The Bradley B. E. Roberts Foundation, you agree to allow your name, excerpts from your personal narrative, and your photograph to be utilized in news releases, online media and publicity materials of The Bradley B. E. Roberts Foundation.
All entries must be received or postmarked by August 31, 2019. All required components for the scholarship must be included with your application. Nothing postmarked or received via the internet after this date will be accepted.


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