RUBiS Awards $4.5k in Scholarships Funds During Pandemic

In keeping with its commitment to education and the youth of The Bahamas, RUBiS has provided The Bahamas Primary School Student of The Year Foundation and The Bahamas Debutante Foundation with $4,500 in scholarship funds amidst this global pandemic.

The realities of COVID-19 have impacted all sectors of The Bahamian economy. Increased pressure has been placed on families seeking to finance their children’s educations. This, coupled with the government’s decision to discontinue external scholarships, has forced many to alter their academic plans or seek other scholarship opportunities.

The Bahamas Primary School Student of The Year Foundation and The Bahamas Debutante Foundation are two prominent organizations dedicated to the development of Bahamian students and ensuring they are recognized and rewarded for their outstanding achievements. The funds donated by RUBiS were used to provide scholarships to these deserving students. “More now than ever, it is important that we invest in the future leaders of The Bahamas. We at RUBiS care and recognize the diligence and perseverance exhibited by these children in the pursuit of success. Their years of hard work and sacrifice should not go unnoticed, regardless of these unforeseen circumstances. We will continue to contribute to the growth and development of Bahamian excellence”, said Latia Duncombe, RUBiS Bahamas Sales & Marketing Manager.

Demian Brice II, a sixth-grade student at Temple Christian Primary School received the RUBiS Bahamas Chairman Scholarship at the 2020 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Ceremony. Brice, the recipient of $2,000 is one of many to receive a portion of $1.9 million in scholarships and prizes donated by the foundation in the last 23 years with the help of its corporate partners.

The 2020 RUBiS Bahamas Road Safety Essay Competition was awarded to three twelfth-grade students: Niara Black, Charzia Curtis and Miranda Jack, who placed first, second and third respectively. The competition, facilitated by The Bahamas Debutante Foundation under the topic ‘The Use of Cell Phones While Driving – Is A Call or Text Worth Your Life?’ encouraged first-time drivers to reflect on the dangers associated with the use of cell phones while driving. These bright young ladies received $2,500 in scholarship funds to assist with their tertiary education.

As a responsible corporate entity, RUBiS hopes to inspire students to go above and beyond. In a thank you letter, Demian Brice II wrote, “As the world now faces tough economic times, I applaud RUBiS for continuing to invest in the future of students such as myself. The scholarship will be used to pay my tuition at St. Augustine’s College. Be assured that I plan to continue to strive for academic excellence as I pursue my dream of becoming an Engineer.”

RUBiS Bahamas Limited is a leading provider of high-quality fuels and lubricants in The Bahamas. RUBiS premium fuels are powered by Ultra Tec Advanced Fuel Technology. The company carries the TOTAL brand of lubricants, one of the largest lubricant suppliers in the world.  In the Bahamas, RUBiS operates 23 service stations offering excellent customer service with every experience.

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Demian Brice, II recipient of the RUBiS Bahamas 2020 Chairman Scholarship.

Winners of RUBiS Bahamas Road Safety Essay Competition. [L-R] Miranda Jack- 3rd Place, Niara Black-1st Place and Charzia Curtis-2nd Place

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