|CCRIF Postgraduate Scholarships
CCRIF will offer three scholarships per year to students entering any of the following four postgraduate programmes of study:
The first batch of UWI-CCRIF scholarship recipients Back Row, l-r – Mr Rhon-Paul Soltau, scholarship recipient; Mr William Iton, University Registrar; Dr Simon Young, CEO Caribbean Risk Managers, Facility Supervisor CCRIF; Prof Alwyn Wint, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Undergraduate Studies; Prof Ronald Young, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies; and Mr Dorlan Burrell, scholarship recipient. Front Row, l-r – scholarship recipients, Mr Kevin Douglas, Ms Odene Baker, and Ms Gerarda Ramcharansingh
CCRIF CEO, Mr. Isaac Anthony (2nd right), paid a courtesy visit on UWI Registrar, Mr. Clement Iton (1st left) in January and had the opportunity of meeting two of CCRIF’s scholarship recipients for 2012/13, Herona Thompson (3rd left) from Jamaica and Carina Rouse (1st right) from Anguilla, both reading for Geography degrees at the Mona Campus. Also in the photo is Angella Stephens (2nd left) from the UWI undergraduate scholarship department
Cooperation with member countries
CCRIF provided support/full scholarships to the Government of Belize for two of its officials employed to the National Meteorological Service to allow them to study for a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.
Chairman of the CCRIF Board, Mr. Milo Pearson (2nd left), paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Meteorologist, Mr. Dennis Gonguez (2nd right) at the offices of the Ministry of Finance, Belize in August 2011 and had the opportunity of meeting the recipients of the CCRIF fellowships, Ms Michele Smith and Ms Shanea Young seated to the far left and far right respectively.
Professional Development Assistance
CCRIF provides support for ongoing professional development of persons in key regional organisations through their attendance at conferences and workshops. Some of this support has included: a grant of US$5,000 provided to Winston Gall, meteorological technician with the Cayman Islands Airport Authority, to further his studies in Meteorology at the Graduate School of the US Department of Agriculture; and support to Andrea Sealy of the CIMH to participate in the International Training Course on Satellite Meteorology held in Beijing, China in June 2010.