Atlantic Caribbean Union

NCU Awards Scholarships to ACUM Graduates

By Cheryl Rolle, Communication Director, ACUM

Recently, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) awarded scholarships to two students in the 2011 graduating class from each of the four high schools within the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission (ACUM).
The scholarships, each valued at one hundred thousand Jamaican dollars ($J100,000.00), were given to the qualifying students who would be enrolling at NCU at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year in pursuit of a four-year degree and will be dispersed in equal parts over four years.

Mr. Patrick Smith, Associate Vice President, University Relations, in a letter to each recipient, stated that the university was proud to award the scholarships to such deserving students.

“This scholarship,” he said, “allows you to enjoy a quality, Christ-centered education, achieved through academic excellence, social interaction, physical and spiritual development, and a strong work ethic, thereby fitting you for committed professional service to country and to God.”

The Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission emerged from the former West Indies Union Conference which was reorganized on November 29, 2010, resulting in two unions: the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission. Located in Nassau, Bahamas, the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission serves as the headquarters for three conferences, one mission, and six primary and secondary schools located in three countries (the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands) that comprise the Atlantic Caribbean territory. Also, it co-owns, along with the Jamaica Union Conference, one of the largest universities in the Seventh-day Adventist Church – Northern Caribbean University situated in Mandeville, Jamaica.

A liberal-arts institution, NCU offers a number of professional, pre-professional, and vocational programs in a spiritually wholesome and physically aesthetic atmosphere. It currently enjoys an average yearly enrollment of over five thousand students from approximately 24 countries.