President of Monroe College Marc Jerome has confirmed in an email to Premier Mark Brantley their agreement to help the Nevis Island Administration increase educational opportunities for Nevisians by providing one full scholarship to be awarded each year to Miss Culture Queen Pageant winner.
This funding covers all tuition and fees to study in New York, and will stay with the awardee for the eight semesters required to earn a Bachelors degree provided she stays in good academic standing. The awardee may choose to study on our Saint Lucia campus or wholly online if that’s her preference.
The awardee will need to meet our eligibility requirements for admission, of course. Rest assured, our International Admissions team will assign an advisor to help the awardee through the application and student visa processes.
Given the tight timing between the crowning of Miss Culture Queen and the start of the Fall semester, it is advised the awardee to begin their studies during the Winter semester that starts in early January.
A scholarship certificate will be created to be presented to the awardee on the day she is crowned. Mr. Jerome said they are very excited by this opportunity and look forward to welcoming our first Miss Culture Queen to campus!