Trinidad and Tobago Resident Wins 1st Payless Scholarship

newaloChantal Newallo, a 20-year-old national of Trinidad and Tobago, is the first recipient of the Payless ShoeSource (Payless) scholarship to the University of Miami (UM) School of Business.

Newallo was chosen from among several eligible applicants from the Caribbean and Latin American countries  ( including : Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Honduras; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama; and Trinidad and Tobago) in which Payless is offering the scholarship. 

The scholarship fund was first established in 2009 by Payless ShoeSource (BVI) Holdings Limited with a cash contribution of US $500,000.

Payless representatives stated,

“It has grown to $628,000 (and) it is our intention to supplement the fund by annual contributions so that it becomes self-sustaining within ten years.”

The scholarship recipient must, apart from proving that he/she is in financial need, maintain an above-average grade point average, and must  have the equivalent of an “A” average in secondary school and rank in the top five percent of their class.

Newallo, who was selected in late 2016, is now pursuing a degree in Geological Sciences with minors in business, mathematics and psychology.

By: Danielle Dixon

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