Miss Kianna Lawrence of Nisbett Settlement in Newcastle, Nevis.

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Miss Kianna Lawrence of Nisbett Settlement in Newcastle, Nevis, is proud to be the first Nevisian awarded a scholarship to study in Romania.

The scholarship was awarded by the Romanian Government to pursue studies in Graphic Design at the West University of Timisoara. Ms. Lawrence expressed appreciation for the opportunity to further her studies.

“I am a proud recipient of the Romanian Scholarship which affords me the opportunity to pursue a Bachelors’ Degree in Graphic Design at the West University of Timisoara,” said Ms. Lawrence. “I am humbled and ecstatic to be one of the first recipients of this Romanian Scholarship as I have always dreamt of studying in Europe.

“Europe is known for its architecture and design, hence gaining knowledge and experience from this region would be a steppingstone in advancing my career,” she said. “Research is an open door to success, however, to be successful you must take advantage of every opportunity that can help you achieve your goal.”

The scholarship recipient also urged others to take advantage of opportunities to advance their career goal.

“Many persons have asked me ‘why are you going so far?’ My simple reply is, ‘the US is also far,” said Lawrence. “Never turn down an opportunity to achieve your goals, regardless of how far you must go to achieve them. Trust in God and he will direct your path.”

Ms. Lawrence was awarded the scholarship by the Romanian state through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

NIA offers congratulations

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) extended congratulations to Ms. Lawrence.

“The Ministry of Human Resources congratulates Miss Kianna Lawrence on her well-deserved success, and wishes her all the best throughout the course of her studies,” the ministry said in a press release on January 13.

The Romanian scholarship programme is offered by the Romanian state through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to citizens from countries that are not members of the European Union.

The programme affords citizens the opportunity to undergo bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees in fields of Political and Administrative Studies; Education Sciences; Romanian Culture and Civilization; Journalism; Technical Studies; Oil and Gas; Agricultural Science; Veterinary Medicine; Architecture; and Visual Arts.

The Ministry of Human Resources also expressed gratitude to their colleagues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and to Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister responsible for the Ministry.

“The team has demonstrated much dedication in ensuring that the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to receive full support regarding higher education scholarship opportunities,” said the press release.

“The Ministry of Human Resources is extremely delighted, and will continue to ensure that Public Servants as well as the Nevisian communities are cognizant of the advantages of scholarships and their benefits to our economic growth and stability.”