Grenada Co-op Bank to launch Kirani James Athletic Scholarship Award

Posted by at 26 November, at 15 : 03 PM Print

ST GEORGE’S, November 26, 2012 – Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited and the Grenada Boys’ Secondary School (GBSS) Alumni Association of New York Inc. will launch the inaugural Kirani James/Co-op Bank Athletic Scholarship Award in December 2012.

Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited, which signed a Partnership Agreement with Mr. James earlier this year, has agreed to provide a scholarship award in the name of the World and Olympic 400m champion.

The award will be presented by Mr. James at the annual Gala event of the Alumni in New York on December 8, 2012.

“This will be an historic occasion not just for the GBSS Alumni Association but also for the Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited since it will be contributing to the legacy of Kirani James,” said Michael Bascombe, President of the GBSS Alumni Association of New York.

“Co-op Bank can further boast of improving the community and elevating its investment in education and sports,” he said.

The scholarship award will assist the recipient in the purchase of books, supplies and other living expenses for one year.

Mr. James will be among honourees at the Alumni’s 21st Annual Scholarship Awards and Dinner Dance at the elegant Antuns in Queens, New York. He will be joined by fellow Olympian and 2012 NCAA Decathlon champion Kurt Felix and former Principal of the GBSS, Mr. Victor Ashby.

In July, Grenada Co-op Bank awarded more than $70,900 in scholarships to 15 students as part of its annual Super Starter Education Investment Plan Programme and the second Platinum Scholarship.

The Bank’s total commitment in the Super Starter Education Investment Plan Scholarship Programme is approximately $180,000.

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