One of Canada’s top learning institutions, the Pearson College announced Tuesday that its first student from Guyana, Queens College’s Glinton Hanover, will be arriving at the College in September 2012 to undertake the College’s two-year course of studies leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Glinton, who hails from East Coast Demerara, will be one of 160 students from nearly 100 countries chosen for their exceptional promise and potential.
As with all students at Pearson College, Glinton has received a full scholarship worth $80,000 over two years that covers tuition, room and board.
Glinton was chosen for this prestigious scholarship for his outstanding academic performance in his CXC and CSEC (completed as a student at Saint-Stanislaus), community service, sports achievements as a track record holder and musical talent (drums) as well as his demonstrated kindness and generosity for his fellow human beings.
This spirit of service is key for a Pearson Scholar, as the College hopes its graduates will return to their home country to serve to the best of their abilities. Glinton was among 15 Guyanese students interviewed this past March by Suzanne Tremblay, Special Projects Manager at Pearson College, Professor Kunar and Professor Thompson of the University of Guyana and Carol Anne Persaud of the High Commission of Canada in Guyana.
“We at Pearson College are convinced that Glinton Hanover will be a very successful scholar” the college said.
The College said it is most grateful to Priya Manikchand, Minister of Education, Guyana, Chief Education Officer, Olato Sam, David Devine, High Commissioner of Canada in Guyana and the personnel of the High Commission for their generous collaboration on this mission.
“Choosing a student from Guyana was made possible by their support,” says Dr. David Hawley, Pearson College Director.