BACKGROUND TO THE SYDNEY CARTER SCHOLARSHIP
The Sydney Carter Scholarship was named after the late Sydney Rowel Carter who was born in Duncans, Trelawny. The third of seven children, he received his initial education in St. Ann. He then attended Mico College, Reading University in London and Nova Scotia University in Canada. Mr. Carter taught in St. Catherine, St. Andrew and Manchester. In Manchester he was Vice Principal at Holmwood Technical High School.
Mr. Carter was a businessman, a sportsman, community leader, Justice of the Peace, Rotarian, Free Mason and co-founder of the Middlesex Co-operative Credit Union Limited. He played an instrumental role in a series of amalgamations that led to the organization of the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union (1977) Ltd. where he also served as a manager.
Having realized the significant contributions that Mr. Sydney Carter has made to the Credit Union and the nation as a whole; the organization decided to offer a scholarship in his honour. The purpose of the scholarship is to perpetuate the memory of a great man and to help in the education of our nation.
The following persons have received the scholarship since its inception.
- 1988 – Mr. Martin Blackwood
- 1994 – Mr. Omar Greene
- 1997 – Ms. Ingrid Harris
- 2001 – Mr. Andre Tucker
- 2004 – Ms. Venetta Swaby
- 2006 – Ms. Jholein Marshall
- 2007 – Mr. Ricardo Blake
- 2009 – Mr. Nicholas Burrell
- 2011 – Mr. Khori Anderson
- 2013 – Ms. Rochelle Mendez
- 2015 – Ms. Tanielle Fairclough
- 2017- Mr. Zanor Bell
- 2019- Mr. Javid Bryan
- 2022 – Miss Kayla DaCosta
How to Qualify for the Sydney Carter Scholarship
The scholarship is made available once a recipient has completed his/her tenure. Applications are received between the months of April and June. The following conditions apply:
- The scholarship is tenable at the University of Technology, the University of the West Indies or Northern Caribbean University.
- Candidates should be members or children of members of the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union (1977) Limited.
- Candidates should be attending one of the above-mentioned institutions, pursuing any discipline.
- Application letters must be accompanied by the completed application form and relevant progress reports.
- Scholarship will be for three years inclusive of the final year.