Accomplished Trinidadian Shares Success Story; Her College Alma Mater Offers $28,000 Scholarship

Monroe College alumnus returns to Trinidad-Tobago to share success story after earning her bachelor's degree in New York. She brings with her a scholarship offer of $3500/semester, worth up to $28,000 over the course of eight academic semesters.
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March 21, 2012 - PRLog -- New Rochelle, NY, March 21, 2012 – Krystal Dookoo left her home country of Trinidad-Tobago as a young adult to pursue her dream of “making it in New York.”  This coming Thursday, she’ll share her success story with other ambitious fellow countrymen who have similar dreams of post-college successful careers.  
   Dookoo, a 2006 graduate of Monroe College ( and now an international admissions counselor for her alma mater, will be co-hosting a free, no-obligation Admissions and Scholarship Information Session on Thursday, March 22nd, 5:00 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port of Spain.  Accompanying her will be Monroe “ambassador” Cecil Wright, director of admissions, a fellow Caribbean from Jamaica, and a 2007 Monroe graduate.
   Monroe is offering to other outstanding students, like Dookoo and Wright, its International Students Academic Scholarship worth up to $3,500 each semester.  Based on high school or prior college transcripts, incoming students from Trinidad and Tobago can automatically qualify and save as much as $28,000 in college tuition costs if they enter Monroe as freshmen and complete their bachelor’s degree requirements there.  Once enrolled, a student must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or better in order to continue to qualify for scholarships.
   “This scholarship for incoming international students is competitive and is based on the rigor of the program of their high school or prior college experience,” noted Gersom Lopez, dean of admissions. “No grade point average guarantees an award or the amount of the award.  interested students are encouraged to submit their admissions applications sooner than later.”  
   For Dookoo, “making it in New York took more than a dream; it took a lot of studying, hard work and perseverance.  New York is far from home but I have been fortunate to be able to retain close ties to Trinidad-Tobago through my recruitment work for Monroe College.”  
Dookoo was part of the second class of Monroe’s elite Honors program which was established to provide opportunities for the College’s “most academically accomplished students and campus leaders,  to engage in advanced academic work and to participate in enhanced intellectual experiences.”
   Also distinguishing himself at Monroe, Cecil Wright is the past president of the College’s chapter of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), an international service organization that encourages student volunteerism in their college’s hometown.  In 2005, Wright lead his SIFE chapter to National Championship status and recognition which included the team’s photo appearing on boxes of Corn Flakes cereal manufactured by Kellogg’s, a corporate sponsor of SIFE.  Currently, Wright serves on Monroe’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.  
   The Monroe campus that most international students arrive at is located in New Rochelle, NY, a suburban yet urban community located 30-minutes from Grand Central Station, the heart of New York City’s coming and going for millions of New Yorkers on a daily basis.  It is here that international students find a wide-range of campus housing, from a modern seven-story of dorm room suites, each with their own private bathroom and sitting area, to traditional apartments managed by Monroe and surrounding its bustling urban campus.
   Students interested in applying for admission to Monroe and to qualify for a scholarship should contact Krystle Dookoo at 914-740-6521
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