PRI Summer Academy students,
Cleopatra Cuevas (left) and Angel Sabal (right), reciting poetry
Scholarships (since 2007)
Elodie and Stephen Harris Junior College Scholarship
Stephen Harris is a PhD candidate studying Evolutionary Biology at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
He is passionate about science and education, and has a strong interest in providing students with access to scientific research
and opportunities in biological conservation.
Elodie Dupuy, works as an investment professional in technology-focused venture capital.
She spends a majority of her time working in South America and developing nations, and is
passionate about helping the youth of these countries access higher education to pursue their dreams.
She and Stephen Harris are married.
The current scholarship was awarded to Juana Meza, who is attending
Saint John's Junior College (Belize City).
Gaylor G. Allen II High School Scholarship
Gaylor G. Allen II loved the arts and music. He never had the opportunity
to go to high school because he died in an accident at age nine,
but he would have been so happy to know a high school scholarship is in his memory.
The scholarship was awarded to Adadiche Ejike, who is a science major
at Ecumenical High School (Dangriga).
The Dr. J. Stanley Absher High School Scholarship
John Stanley Absher, Ph.D., is Senior Manager of records management at Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of North Carolina and Executive Editor at the Petters Research Institute.
As JS Absher, he has published two collections of poetry-The Burial of Anyce Shepherd (Main Street Rag, 2006)
and Night Weather (Cynosura, 2010).
The current scholarship winner is Cindy Espinal, who is a science major at
Ecumenical High School (Dangriga).
Dr. Barbara Morrison-Rodriguez High School Scholarships
Barbara Morrison-Rodriguez, is the President and CEO of BMR Consulting, LLC. Her consulting is primarily with non-profit organizations and
foundations in the Southeastern United States, as well as with Federal agencies such as
the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and its grantee programs.
She is a certified performance reviewer for HRSA's Office of Performance Review.
Her areas of expertise are program evaluation, strategic planning, strategic
grant making and program development.
The current scholarship winners are
Lemuel Clark and Leslie Solis, who are attending Ecumenical High School
The past Ecumenical scholarships were awarded to Juana Meza and
Araine Muschamp .
The Boris Zeleniak Junior College Scholarship
Boris Zeleniak approached life with integrity, curiosity, and immense appreciation for knowledge,
science, technology, engineering, and music. He saw education as the cornerstone for opportunity.
This scholarship is sponsored by the Zeleniak Family.
The present scholarship winner is Juana Meza, who is studying biochemistry
at Saint John's Junior College (Belize City).
Dr. Marcus Werner High School and Junior College Scholarships
Dr. Marcus Werner is a mathematical physicist who
serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of PRI. He has a passion
for ancient history and a strong interest in service to the developing world.
The current junior college scholarship recipient is
Araine Muschamp, who is specializing in tourism.
The past high school scholarships were awarded to Lemuel Clark and Leslie Solis.
Dr. George McLendon Junior College Scholarship
Dr. George McLendon is the Provost of Rice University, a scientist,
and an entrepreneur.
This scholarship was awarded to Brittany Meighan, who
attended Saint John's Junior College (Belize City).
Alfonso L. Petters Memorial High School Scholarship
These scholarships were awarded to
Edwin Rodriguez of Ecumenical High School (Dangriga),
Sarah Mohabir of Ecumenical High School (Dangriga), and
Brittany Meighan of Saint Catherine's Academy (Belize City).
The Alfonso L. Petters Memorial Scholarship donors:
Karen and James Belfield Otis Jackson Jean Pennell Arlie Petters Velina and Cecil Petters Curtis White Ethel White Richard White Robby White
Dr. Barbara Morrison-Rodriguez
Junior College Scholarship
and ACT/SAT Training Grant
The scholarship recipient was Rhyan Welch
of Wesley Junior
College (WJC) in Belize City. Rhyan pursued General Studies
at WJC. He attended Queen Street Baptist Primary School and Wesley
High School (Belize City). Rhyan's long term goal is to have an impact
on the development of Belize.
The grant portion of the award
sponsors an ACT/SAT training course for
needy students and covers the ACT/SAT exam fees for
Mario S. Robinson Memorial Primary School
This scholarship was awarded by Marion J. Hunte-Robinson,
who is the founder and Director of Our Little Angels Day Care
in Rochester, New York.
She gave this scholarship in memory of her son Mario, who died at a
The scholarship was awarded to eight needy students
Muslim Community Primary School in Belize