Najla Achele Rosonia King, of Promenade Road, Tudor Bridge, St Michael, has been awarded the scholarship by the George Walton Payne & Co. Scholarship Trust for the two year period 2016/17 and 2017/18.
The applicants for the scholarship were interviewed by the Board of Directors of the charity at Dowell Chambers, Bridgetown on Friday, August 12, under the chairmanship of attorney-at-law Keith Mayers, Q.C.
The recipient of the award, who will celebrate her 29th birthday on September 15, received her education at Ellerslie Secondary School, the Barbados Community College, the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta.
She was awarded the following qualifications by the three institutions:
I. Barbados Community College
Associate degree in Arts (English Literature and Law) – July, 2008.
II. University of the West Indies
(a) Bachelors of Arts
Literatures in English (Major)
Law (Minor) with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) – February, 2013
(b) Bachelor of Laws with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) – July, 2015
III. IMO International Maritime Law Institute –– MALTA
Master of Laws in International Maritime Law – May, 2016
The scholarship winner has been accepted by the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago to pursue the two-year legal education certificate course at the institution. She will be leaving Barbados for the twin island republic early next month.
The award was presented to the successful applicant during a short ceremony at Dowell Chambers, Bridgetown on Friday, August 12. Attorney-at-Law Shontelle Murrell-Hinkson, who is a partner of George Walton Payne & Co. as well as the firm’s representative on the Board of Trustees of the charity, made the presentation to Najla King.
Rosemary King, the mother of the scholarship winner, her sister Kyalamboka King-Bruce, Traimaine Taylor, the 2015 Scholarship winner, and Darwin Goodridge, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Trustees were present at the award ceremony.