IRST HERITAGE Co-
operative Credit Union
(FHC) continues to be more
than just a financial institution.
Our vision at FHC is “to be a
world-class financial institution
focused on enhancing the welfare
of members, employees, and
communities in which we operate”.
It is in light of our vision that the
FHC Foundation was established to
provide outreach that will uplift our
members and communities. Since its
inception, one of the key initiatives of
the FHC Foundation has been to
improve access to educational
opportunities through the provision of
grants and scholarships to students
who meet the required eligibility
profile as we are aware that often,
scholarships are the only avenue for
those with limited resources to
acquire higher education.
Through the FHC Foundation, we
continue to have a positive impact on
our nation’s youth through our
scholarship programme, which
encapsulates several awards: the
Oswald J. Thorbourne and Renald
Mason Scholarships for tertiary
students and a GSAT Bursary and
five-year GSAT Scholarship for
students at the primary level.
Our scholarships and bursaries are
open to all our members and their
children who consistently exhibit a
combination of above-average
academic achievements, social
responsibility and volunteerism,
strong leadership skills, and
demonstrable need for financial
In 2016, we offered in excess of
$2.5 million to ensure that 17
students pursuing secondary and
tertiary education moved one step
closer to achieving their goals.
“Many of these recipients are the
first to pursue tertiary-level education
in their families,” stated Maria
Morrison, FHC’s chief operating
SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Additionally, we have, for the past
10 years, encouraged the spirit of
entrepreneurship in our country by
providing cash awards for capital
investment to budding entrepreneurs.
These grants are awarded to the top
qualifying final-year tertiary group,
based on the quality, soundness, and
innovativeness of their business plans.
Last year’s Entrepreneurship
Awards went to two final-year
university student groups from the
Northern Caribbean University, that
will now be able to realise their dream
of owning their own businesses by
investing FHC’s grant as capital.
These student groups successfully
pitched their business ideas and were
Today, we remain proud of the
strides our beneficiaries have made
personally and with their business
We stand by our promises and
commitment to inspire individuals to
take advantage of every opportunity
to make their dreams a reality.
We believe in empowering young
minds and equipping them to reach
their full potential and will continue
to do so through our scholarship
Background (from left): FHC’s Chief Operating Officer, Maria Morrison; FHC Board Secretary,
Leodis Douglas; First Vice-Chairman and FHC Foundation Chair, O’Neil Grant; and Second
Chairman, Edmund Jones, join the 2016 scholarship awardees for a photo.
for a photo.
FIRST HERITAGE CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION
Helping to improve access to education
THE GLEANER’S 2017 SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS
| TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017