Basseterre, St. Kitts â€“ The William Marcus Natta Memorial Scholarship Fund is expanding its reach and assistance to elementary school children by adding another primary school to its scholarship pool. Starting in March 2017, the William Marcus Natta Memorial Scholarship Fund will offer scholarships to students in grades five and six at the Irishtown Primary School. The announcement was made by Dr Marcus L Natta, co-founder and chair of the William Marcus Natta Memorial Scholarship Fund, during a recently held Parent-Teacher Association meeting at Irishtown Primary School.
â€œThis is an exciting step for the Fund and our board of trustees as we work to exemplify our motto, â€˜A Helping Hand Along Your Wayâ€™,â€ Dr Natta said. â€œWe see this as a natural extension of the Fund and its mission to build the next generation of leaders by supporting academic excellence and community service.
Irishtown Primary was selected for its personal connection to the Natta family. â€œMy father attended Irishtown Primary and so it was an easy choice for us to choose Irishtown as the second school within our Fundâ€™s fold,â€ Dr Natta said to the teachers, staff, parents and guardians in attendance at the PTA meeting.