Give Guyanese Students Access to University

by SAGE: Scholarship for Advanced Global Education
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University

Project Report | Nov 10, 2017
Meet Hilton, our newest SAGE Scholar!

By Katie Fotofili | Project Leader

Hilton, 2017 SAGE Scholar
Hilton, 2017 SAGE Scholar
We are so excited to welcome Hilton Chester to the SAGE family! Hilton comes from a family of 11, and impressed us with his extremely high test scores, compelling essay, and his time representing Guyana as an athlete competing in hockey at the Pan American Challenge in Chicalyo, Peru in 2015 and in the Junior Pan American Men’s Championship in Toronto, Canada in May 2016. 

Hilton aspires to become a Doctor of Sports Medicine in Guyana, an underrepresented profession. The below excerpts from his SAGE essay demonstrate his passion for both Guyana and his field of study:

"Guyana has talented athletes in all sports and many are competing at the international level such as the last Summer Olympics and Pan American Cups Championships, among others. These athletes provide a spotlight for their homeland which captures the minds of foreign investors... When athletes sustain an injury, usually what happens in Guyana [is that] they tend to “kiss their dreams goodbye”. Little or no health service is provided to encourage them to remain committed to the sport until recovery. As a result, the country is at a loss with its natural talent and if this continues, Guyana’s athletic participation at the international stage will deter."

"Personally, I believe that my homeland would one day be heard across the oceans with its performance in sports involvement and that can only be possible with adequate provision such as medical doctors, therapists, facilities among others being provided. I am and will always be willing to contribute to something as promising as Guyana’s transformation."

Please keep an eye out for future updates on Hilton! We will check in with him later in the year to see how his studies are progressing. 

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SAGE: Scholarship for Advanced Global Education

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Katie Fotofili
Los Angeles , CA United States
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