Written by Abraham Morrisemail@example.com
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 23:49
The President of the Liberian-Community Association of Connecticut (LCAC), Joe Morris Kalapele, has urged students who are scholarship beneficiaries at the University of Liberia to be innovative and focused in their studies so they would help with the rebuilding process of the country.
Mr. Kalapelespoke yesterday at the honoring ceremony of the Liberian Community in Connecticut, the United States of America, held by beneficiaries of the LCAC scholarship program of the University of Liberia in Monrovia
According to him, he was glad that the scholarship has been distinctly awarded to deserving students without biases especially in the midst of high level corruption permeating the Liberian society.
He said the scholarship which has no cost is for deserving students who meet basic requirements set up by the scholarship association in the United States.
Mr. Kalapele assured the beneficiaries that the scholarship program will continue for the same number of twenty students for four to five years until they obtain their bachelor degrees.
He also urged the Liberian scholarship committee to make public the program so that other Liberians wanting to acquire college education at the university can also benefit.
He clarified that the scholarship is only intended for Science students as recommended by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when she recently visited the institution while in the United States.
“The President recommended that the scholarship focuses in the Science area due to the lack of adequate engineers and technocrats in the country”, he noted.
At the same time, the Coordinator of the LCAC-Liberia Scholarship Program, William Karpeh, said it takes the first step for good things to happen which was the case with his discovery of the scholarship website that is now benefitting many Liberian students.
Mr. Karpeh admonished beneficiaries of the scholarship to browse the internet on a daily basis as there is a lot of opportunities awaiting Liberians.
He also urged the beneficiaries to take their studies serious and continue to maintain the GPA if they must remain on the scholarship.
Meanwhile, beneficiaries of the scholarship program used the occasion to honor members of the Liberian Community in Connecticut for such great humanitarian gesture extended them.
The students urged the organization to continue their support and admonished beneficiaries of the program who have graduated to come back and contribute to the local organization for the betterment of others who are desirous of getting on the scholarship.