For the October 2011 exam, I created a merit-based grant, catering to students with financial difficulties who wanted to attend school in the United States. The program comprised free SAT classes, registration and college applications (a total of approximately $1300 USD). Successful applicants to this program were chosen based on a small 20 minute test administered in school as well as an essay stating why they should be accepted. Thus far, the grant has only been made available to students in St. Mary’s College, POS and St. Joseph’s Convent, POS.
My aim is to eventually expand this grant to the rest Trinidad and Tobago and eventually the wider Caribbean region.