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$240,000 Gift to St Andrew’s International School
By St Andrew's Advancement
May 13, 2021 - 9:53:39 AM

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The Sylvia Fair Scholarship Fund

Nassau, Bahamas: St Andrew’s International School is pleased to announce a generous donation from Mr. Ian D. Fair and daughters Nicole, Sasha, and Kelly Fair in memory of their beloved wife and mother Sylvia Fair. In memory of Mrs. Sylvia Fair, the family has committed to a $240,000 donation to create the Sylvia Fair Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will support three qualified government school academic students throughout grades 9-12: one student from Long Island, one student from Abaco, and one student from Nassau each year. 

“We are extremely grateful that the generosity of the Fair family, in memory of Mrs Fair’s passion for education, will support three diverse and deserving young Bahamians to join and enhance our St Andrew’s community. The challenge and opportunities on offer here will ensure that each of these students develop the 21st century skills and global mindset necessary for a highly successful future”.
- Gordon McKenzie, Principal

Please see the following document from the Fair family that mentions their motives for supporting in this way and a bit about Sylvia Fair.  

About St Andrew’s International School:
Founded in 1948, St Andrew’s has a long and proud tradition of providing an education of the highest quality to its students. Its reputation for Ethics and Excellence is recognised nationally, regionally and internationally. The school has a strong reputation for securing places at top universities worldwide and counts Olympic gold medalists, artists, musicians and academics amongst its alumni. We are
‘International AND proudly Bahamian’. Our community is internationally minded and has a perspective that welcomes and affirms many different languages, backgrounds and identities, however the balance we offer includes ensuring that all our students learn about the rich culture, values and history of the Bahamas.


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