Three Bahamian students have been chosen as the first recipients of the Gregory Maurice Scholarship at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
|The 2010 Gregory Maurice Scholarship recipients are, from left, Basil Longley, Keisha Sands and Taj Anderson.|
The PBA Bahamas Alumni Chapter established the scholarship in honor of one of its members, the late Gregory Maurice '98. At PBA, Maurice was a member of the international and Bahamian clubs. He also participated in intramural sports, and he worked in PBA's computer lab as a student. At the time of his death in 2006, Maurice worked in the computer department at Royal Bank of Canada in the Bahamas.
"Gregory Maurice loved Palm Beach Atlantic University," said Bridgette Francis '97, president of the PBA Bahamas Alumni Chapter, adding that he shared her belief that PBA and the Bahamas would become a winning Christian combination. "The Gregory Maurice annual scholarship is one way of remembering and paying respect to Gregory Maurice's service to the Palm Beach Atlantic University Bahamas Alumni Chapter."
The recipients of the $500 scholarship are:
- Taj Anderson, a biology major with a concentration in pre-health. Anderson, of Abaco, aspires to become a doctor specializing in neurology.
- Basil Longley, a student in PBA's graduate counseling psychology program. Longley, who is slated to graduate in December, is from Nassau. Longley is pursuing the school guidance track, and he hopes to work in schools in the Bahamas after graduation.
- Keisha Sands, a pre-pharmacy major. Sands, of Spanish Wells, hopes to apply to pharmacy school after graduation.