The Melanie Kristin Price Foundation was established to preserve the spirit of my daughter, Melanie Price, who lost her battle with cancer in 2014. Her final regret was that she was unable to complete her studies - she attended the Hugh Wooding Law School for one year of the required two prior to her illness.
To honour that memory, the Foundation's stated aim is to assist with the advancement of education in Barbados. In 2014, the Foundation was able to award one scholarship worth $15,000 to aid Shelly-Anne Smith in achieving her goal of completing her education at the Hugh Wooding Law School. She was able to display the academic excellence, discipline and kind spirit that characterised Melanie's life.
The Foundation seeks to grow its cadre of awardees, creating an educated group who will then be able to help the Foundation fulfil its stated aim of advancing education in Barbados through various means such as tutoring, mentoring and providing financial aid. As such, the Foundation will award an additional scholarship in the year 2015 to a student attending the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus in order to cover the self-funded portion of their tuition.
Awarding two new scholarships along with providing the original awardee with the second tranche of the scholarship to cover her second year of study will cost a total of $21,000 in 2015. We are seeking your sponsorship of this award so that we can grow the Melanie Kristin Price Foundation into a substantial force for driving education in Barbados as testament to the memory of our friend and my daughter, Melanie Price.
We dearly hope that you will be part of building a long-lasting institution that will aid the country in achieving its goals of creating a highly-educated, thoughtful and considerate Barbados. Please browse our website to get a greater understanding of Melanie's life and the purpose of the Foundation created in her name. If the essence of the Foundation aligns with the goal of your institution, feel free to email us for further information on how you may contribute to the cause of furthering education in Barbados.
Thank you for your consideration.
Melanie Kristin Price Foundation