A 2022 graduate of Huntley P. Christie High School, North Andorean Isaac Barr was selected as a 2022 Deltek Scholar and was awarded a full four-year scholarship and teaching experience at the University of the Bahamas (UB).
When Isaac received the news that he was a scholarship recipient, he cried tears of joy and said he was “honored, proud and grateful” to be the recipient.
“Learning is a big part of my life and I am always looking to learn, grow and expand my experience. I knew it would be an uphill battle financially, but Nassau seemed out of reach, but after graduating, I decided to pursue an education at UB. We were aiming to go further.”
The Deltec Initiatives Foundation was established in 2013 to champion promising young Bahamians. The Foundation’s mission is to foster an environment that empowers young Bahamians to make a positive impact on society through the arts, education and entrepreneurship.
Isaac was introduced to the Deltec Initiatives Foundation while in high school. He seized an opportunity that he thought would help him realize his dream of post-secondary education.
“The opportunity I was given (if I succeeded) was not just a scholarship, but a full scholarship for four years, including accommodation and scholarship. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! I knew deeply that this was the last chance to realize my dream.
He applied and was invited to attend the first interview. He said he felt ready to enter, but he quickly realized that he still had a lot to learn.
“This interview opened up a whole new world for me. I was surrounded by professionals who not only wanted me to succeed, but were willing to help me succeed and guide me.” I felt like a sponge soaking up as much information as possible, and I definitely wanted to be the voice of my generation. It inspired me.”
A week later, he was overjoyed to learn that he had reached the final round of interviews.
Isaac flew to New Providence for an interview with the Deltec Initiatives Foundation Board of Directors. He said he took every tip he could from previous academics, did research and practiced to give himself the best possible chance in his interview.
“When the day came for my final interview, I told myself I was ready this time.”
Motivated by the chance to succeed, he said he approached the interview with renewed determination.
“A week later, I received news that changed my entire life for the better. I cried tears of joy. I felt that my hard work and dedication had finally been recognized. My dream had become a reality and I was on my way.” was progressing.
“One of the best things about growing up on a family island is the constant sense of security, security and abundant peace,” said a teenage girl. “On the other hand, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last 17 years of my life, it’s that opportunities are very rare.”
Isaac is the fourth Deltec Scholar since the scholarship program began in 2019. Previous scholars include her Aaliyah Adderley of Long Island (2019), and David Rolle and her Ricardo Adderley of Androsians (2020).
The Deltec Initiative for Scholarship and Education (DIFSE) is one of the three pillars of the Deltec Initiatives Foundation. This scholarship program is fully funded by Deltec Bank & Trust Limited and offers Bahamian students from the Family Islands a full scholarship and teaching experience in UB. The purpose of the DIFSE program is to increase post-secondary education opportunities for Family Island students who otherwise do not have the financial means to reach their educational goals.
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