The ABSA-USA Inc. Scholarship Fund was established in 2016. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals of Antiguan/Barbudan heritage who are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies in a community college, trade school and university in the United States. Each year at our annual award ceremony we award Two or more winners with $1000.00 each. ABSA-USA Inc. will award scholarship funds directly to the recipient.
Many times, Antiguan/Barbudan students attend school in the United States for undergraduate and graduate studies. Although some (not all) receive assistance from the Antiguan/Barbudan government, it is often not enough to help with some costs such as books, transportation or food.
This project will help offset some of the costs of furthering education such as costs of books, transportation or food. Thus, making the journey of obtaining a degree a little more comfortable.
In the long run, this project may encourage more and more Antiguan/Barbudan students to further their education. In return, the Antiguan/Barbudan population will have more trained and qualified workers, not only improving the twin island state but also the Caribbean region and the world at large.