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NAAATT president George Comissiong, from left, Crispina Edmund (partly hidden), assistant general secretary of the NAAATT, Michelle Stoute, Natalia Eastman, Keniesha Shelburne, Mahkaya Mahon, Keone John, Rasheeda Cave, Kyle Williams, Jenna Marie Thomas, Jaden De Souza, Kadija Pickering, Omare Thompson, Scotiabank Foundation Director Peter Ghany, NAAATT director Jehue Gordon, Scotiabank and NAAATT Deon Lendore Bursary Programme launch, Hilton Trinidad and Cnfereance Centre, Port-of-Spain, September 2022. - Guardian

Go Back : Scotiabank-NAAATT Deon Lendore Bursary Programme

Go Back 1. What is the Deon Lendore Bursary Programme?

The Deon Lendore Bursary Programme is an NAAATT initiative, sponsored by the Scotiabank Foundation that is aimed at providing deserving, young athletes with support to assist them in realizing their academic and sporting goals. The Programme is named after Deon Lendore, one of Trinidad and Tobago's best quarter-milers, who died in a vehicular accident in January 2022.

The bursaries will be granted for a year in the first instance.

Go Back 2. Who are eligible for receipt of the bursaries and how are beneficiaries selected?

All young athletes registered with NAAATT are eligible. They must be nominated by their club. Nominations are evaluated by a Selection & Monitoring Committee and beneficiaries are then selected. Key criteria for selection include the candidate's athletics potential as evidenced by past performance along with an established need for assistance.

Beneficiaries must be citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago between the ages of 14 and 20 and must reside in Trinidad and Tobago

Go Back 3. How much are the bursaries and what do they cover?

Each bursary is currently in the annual sum of $10,000.00, with disbursements being made on a quarterly basis. Consideration is also being given to the provision of training uniforms and equipment. Funds disbursed are intended to defray expenses associated with the athletes' education and training needs.

Go Back 4. What documents are required to apply for a Scotiabank-Deon Lendore Bursary?

A completed Application Form signed by the Applicant and his/her Parent or Guardian along with the relevant support documents including

  • A signed and stamped letter of endorsement from the applicant's registered club providing evidence of athletic achievement and/or recognized performance
  • One (1) valid form of identification (National Identification Card, Driver's Permit or Passport) from Applicant and Parent/Guardian
  • A copy of the applicant's new polymer birth certificate
  • One (1) Passport sized photo
  • A copy of the most recent academic report from the school the applicant attends

Go Back 5. If I am already benefitting from another, similar NAAATT Programme would I be eligible for a bursary?


Go Back 6. What are my (a beneficiary's) obligations after signing the Bursary Agreement?

Each beneficiary is required to:

  1. Reside in Trinidad and Tobago during the period.)Maintain a level of academic performance throughout the year that is no lower than that of the school term immediately preceding enrolment.
  2. Maintain a level of athletic performance no lower than that attained during the season immediately preceding enrolment
  3. Maintain a minimum attendance of 80% at school and at training sessions
  4. Conduct himself or herself in a manner that does not bring his/her school, club, NAAATT nor Scotiabank into disrepute
  5. Actively participate in all activities relating to the Programme e.g. workshops and seminars
  6. Inform NAAATT in a timely manner of any changes to school and/or club during the period of the Bursary

Go Back 7. Can I take a leave of absence from school during the period of the Bursary?

You may, but the bursary will be suspended.

Go Back 8. What happens if I fail to maintain my academic or athletic standards?

The bursary will be suspended initially and if the shortcoming is not addressed, it will be terminated.

Go Back 9. How will the bursary be dispensed?

Subject to timely receipt of academic and performance reports the bursaries will be disbursed via quarterly tranches in the months of 2022 September (to cover July, August, September), 2022 October, 2023 January and 2023 April respectively.

The payments will be made via bank transfer to the registered club's bank account.

Go Back 10. If my club does not have a bank account?

A letter of authorization must be signed and submitted to NAAATT informing of the banking details of an alternative payee.

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Crispina Edmund, right, mother of Trinidad and Tobago Olympian Deon Lendore (who died in car crash in January), presents junior athlete Natalie Eastman with her Deon Lendore Bursary, Hilton Hotel, POS, September 2022. - Sureash Cholai, Newsday