Germaine JnoPhillip Scholarship
Germaine Victorine Jno Phillip was born in Grand Bay on the 28th day of January 1970. She attended the Grand Bay Primary School and then went on to the Wesley High School where she graduated in 1988.
She had a passion for learning and to be in sync with current Global situation. She pursued many programs to remain current during her tenure as manager which impacted the Credit Union in its growth and development.
In 1991, Germaine started her career at the Grand Bay Credit Union where she served as teller, Loans Officer and last of all as Manager which she served from 2003 until her passing on July 10th 2013.
Germaine had a big heart, quiet, strong in nature and an unusual courageous individual. Her warm personality drew many people to her and she embraced and treated every one as equal. Since she was so Community oriented, being the Manager of the Grand Bay Co–operative Credit Union no longer was a job to her but rather a passion. Germaine served with distinction. The success of the Grand Bay Co – operative Credit Union today can be attributed to her trustworthiness and leadership skills. “Germaine was just a phone call away”.
Germaine did not only serve people, she was a lover of Cricket and Calypso. Her sense of humor brought smiles and warmth to the hearts of others. Germaine enjoyed a full life, most of all she loved her family and devoted her life in caring for them.
It is safe and correct to say that Germaine was very close to her God. She was an active member of the St. Patrick’s Parish and served on the Parish Council and Church Committee. Her life was a miracle and her death a mystery. She will surely be missed by all who knew her and most importantly those who worked with her.
Rest In Peace My Dear!
The Grand Bay Cooperative Credit Union known as “the Society” shall implement and maintain an Education Scholarship Programme to the Dominica State College in the name of the late Manager, Mrs. Germaine Jno Phillip.
Two (2) Scholarships will be offered. One based on Merit. One based on need
The scholarship will be offered to a deserving student/member or child of a member for TWO (2) years.
Applications for the scholarship shall be addressed to the manager and will be solicited soon after the publication of CSEC results.
It shall be the responsibility of the Manager/Education Committee to screen and interview applicants and select holder for the scholarship in consultation with the Board of Directors.
Parents/guardian of students to whom this scholarship is awarded are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the student adheres to the Society’s rules and regulations governing the award of the scholarship.
At the end of every year, the Manager shall present the Board of Directors with a report on the status of the scholarship holder along with recommendations.
THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES TO THE SCHEME SHALL APPLY:
1. WHO MAY APPLY
Members or children of members of the Grand Bay Credit Union.
Applicants should have gained entry to the Dominica State College.
2. CONDITIONS FOR ACCEPTANCE
The student must complete an application form and submit it to the Society’s Office.
The student must provide a copy of his/her CSEC result slip.
The student must provide two referees. One of these should be a person familiar with the student’s academic background while the other should be familiar with the student’s non-academic background and activities. (parents/relatives are not eligible to be referees)
The student to whom this scholarship is awarded should be of sound mind and maintain a good character.
The parents/guardian of the student should not be a delinquent member.
The student should not be the holder of another scholarship by Government or any other organization.
A file with all pertinent information on each scholarship holder will be kept by the Society.
The successful applicant will be informed by letter within TEN (10) days of the selection.
9. OBLIGATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP HOLDER
The privilege of holding the “Germaine Jno Phillip Memorial Scholarship” carries the following responsibilities:
Maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above.
Report to classes regularly.
Observe the rules and regulations of the Dominica State College.
Co-operate with teachers/lecturers/facilitators at the Dominica State College.
Present a report to the manager at the end of each semester.
Return all text books to the society at the end of each school year.
Failure to adhere to the above may result in termination of the scholarship.
10. VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP
1st YEAR 2ND YEAR
Books/uniform/transportation $1,250.00 $1,250.00
11. DISBURSEMSNT OF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Payments for transportation and uniforms will be made to the scholarship holder.
Text books will be purchased upon presentation of a booklist by the scholarship holder.
All funds disbursed shall be signed for by a parent/guardian and scholarship holder.
12. TERMINATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship may be terminated for any one of the following reasons:
Continued unsatisfactory academic performance
Serious delinquency by the holder’s parents/guardian
Cessation of membership by either the holder or his/her parent/guardian