The Deltec Initiatives Foundation is pleased to present the Deltec Scholarship for 2021 to Ricardo Sawyer of Mangrove Cay High School in Andros.
The purpose of the scholarship is to increase postsecondary education opportunities to Family Island students, who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals.
Deltec is a longtime advocate for promising and deserving young Bahamians. The future of our nation’s economy, democracy and quality of life is dependent upon the preparation of a diverse cadre of leaders who are determined to help build a stronger society. By promoting and providing opportunities, it is the foundation’s aim that these individuals become impactful citizens of The Bahamas in this changing world.
Marcia Adderley, Chairlady of Deltec Initiatives Foundation for Scholarship and Education (DIFSE), noted that, “Ricardo is an exceptionally brilliant curious mind who impressed our entire board of directors during his final interview. He is a forward thinker with a passion for technology. He hopes to fulfill his engineering degree and aspires to promote and advance urban development in his home island of Andros and The Bahamas.”
The DIFSE program is a highly selective, full scholarship program for exceptional public high school seniors who reside in the Family Islands. The Deltec Scholar is chosen based on their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills, school and community participation, financial needs and a drive and commitment to give back to their communities.
The Deltec Initiatives Foundation was founded in 2013 by Deltec Bank, a fully licensed and regulated Bahamian financial services institution operating for over 70 years. The Foundation’s purpose is to foster an environment that empowers young Bahamians to drive positive social impact through the power of arts, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Pictured are the 2021 finalists (L-R): Damari Johnson from Eleuthera; Juliet Durham from Inagua; Marcia Adderley, Chairlady of Deltec Initiatives Foundation for Scholarship and Education; Alia Albury from Eleuthera and the 2021 Deltec Scholar, Ricardo Sawyer from Andros.