On Thursday, 25th July, 2019, Daren Sammy Foundation (DSF) held a special award ceremony where fifteen (15) Saint Lucian students were presented with scholarships for the upcoming school year 2019/2020. The total value of these scholarships was $28,000 Eastern Caribbean Dollars.
The Daren Sammy Foundation award scholarships are given every year to hardworking students from low-income families, covering tuition fees, school textbooks, bags and uniforms.
Recipients are selected based on strict criteria which requires that the applicants must belong to a sports club or participate in extra-curricular activities, and have a grade average of seventy percent or more.
What makes this scholarship programme different is that many of the students continue to receive support through the foundation, as long as they continue to adhere to the criteria. This means that at least nine (9) of the students are receiving scholarships for the second or third time this year.
The Daren Sammy Foundation, was founded by International Cricketer and Saint Lucian sports legend, Daren Sammy with a mission to serve Saint Lucia by developing its youth through sports and education.