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The Edgar and Joan Hynam Scholarship

The Edgar and Joan Hynam Scholarship was established by the current directors of Chicken Barn, Peter and Paul Hynam, in honour of their parents. Chicken Barn was established a few months before Barbados gained independence in 1962.  It was birthed when Edgar Hynam along with his brother-in-law Gounod Cox decided to embark on a journey of entrepreneurship and start a family business. Today, Chicken Barn is well-known for its tasty rotisserie chicken, which was one of the first such introduced to the island. The company has contributed to community betterment in many ways. 

It has encouraged education, both academic and physical, endorsed culture, and spread the idea of community moral fortitude for 50 years. The Edgar and Joan Hynam Scholarship was established by the current directors of Chicken Barn, Peter and Paul Hynam, in honour of their parents.  It seeks to aid the education of a special student who is a national of Barbados registered full-time or part-time at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus to read for a degree in the Hospitality and Tourism discipline.  This scholarship is valued at BDS$5,000.00 per annum for three years. It is awarded to a student who possesses good conduct with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and is committed to the hospitality and tourism industry.  The student must be involved in extracurricular activities for community and national development.

Daphne Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Ms. Natasha Thompson-Small is a graduate with an honours degree in Accounts from The University of the West Indies.  She also holds the ACCA designation and a wealth of experience in the accounting field.  Ms. Thompson is the Group Financial Officer at Goddards Enterprises Limited.
Ms. Thompson-Small was raised in the Black Rock, St. Michael area by her grandmother Ms. Daphne Thompson.  She decided to set up this scholarship in her grandmother’s honour for students in the Black Rock, Grazettes and surrounding St. Michael area.  This scholarship is valued at $3,000.00 per year and is awarded to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students studying in any academic field, who possess good academic performance and can provide a clear demonstration of financial need.

Freddie Miller Memorial Scholarship

After school at Wesley Hall and Combermere, Mr. Freddie Miller started his career in engineering at the now defunct Barbados Central Foundry.  He became an electrician and later taught himself the specialty, of refrigeration engineering.  Mr. Miller built and opened Miller Bros. Ice Factory at Tudor Street in the City Bridgetown, in the era where an engineer would have had to be imported from England for such an enterprise.  In 1937, Mr. Miller joined the growing labour movement after the 1937 Riots and became a Barbados Labour Party Member of Parliament in 1948, where he represented the parish of St. George for eighteen unbroken years.
In his honour, the children of the late Frederick Edward “Freddie” Miller (1910-1989) Buddy Gordon, Luther Gordon, Alice Doreen, Grantley Clement and Dame Billie Antoinette Miller, established a scholarship valued at $10,000.00 over a three year (3) period.  This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are pursuing studies in the field of Electronics with a grade point average of 3.0 or greater.  The awardee must commit to working in the Caribbean region for a period of three (3) years after graduation.  He/ She must clearly demonstrate outstanding commitment to public service (volunteerism, involvement in extracurricular activities for community/national development) and financial need.

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