Thirty-one (31) students from eight (8)primary schools in Dominica will now find it easier to attend secondary school this year, thanks to the Dominica America Scholarship & Culture Inc (DASCI). At its virtual awards ceremony held earlier this month, DASCI presented the students with scholarships valued at US$750 (~$2K EC) each to further their secondary education for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.
DASCI is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization mostly comprised of Dominicans living in Florida. Every year, the organization invites students from a select number of Primary Schools to apply for scholarships. A number of schools from various school zones are chosen each year so that, over time, all schools will have an opportunity for their students to participate in the Scholarship Program.
This is DASCI’s 20th anniversary year. Due to membership fundraising and a generous gift from Mr. Hendricks Ismael, a fellow Dominican, and his wife Lottie Walton DASCI was able to give scholarships to a record 31 students this year.