The DGF Scholarship programme is indeed unique and visionary. The purpose of this programme is to enable highly talented children, who may not have the means to pursue the further development of their skills in sports or the arts, through expert coaching and instruction, mentoring, financial assistance and mentoring.  

The Foundation continues to support awardees’ holistic development during their formative years by opening avenues in education and extracurricular talent developed. DGF has been facilitating coaching/skills training by engaging some of the top practitioners in the required fields so that awardees receive the best training over the course of their three (3) year scholarship period. Many of the DGF scholars have gone on to achieve great feats in their chosen discipline.  

During the last six (6) years, 70 youngsters have grown to excel in sport, dance, vocals and music, becoming leaders and role models in their respective schools, communities and even nationally. The Foundation and its membership are very proud of our scholarship awardees who have moved on to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the National level. Avinash Mahabirsingh (cricket), Leandra Ramdeen (cricket), Brittany Joseph and Arun Roopnarine (Table Tennis) are some examples of graduates who have moved on to national representation. 

Selection Process

Each year the DGF partners with the Ministry of Education to work alongside school principals in identifying potential candidates for the programme. Candidates must meet or surpass specific criteria in order to be eligible for the scholarships. Candidates are then screened and selected for the DGF scholarship for a duration of two (2) years, during which they are paired with the best coaches and instructors in their field. The DGF kids also participate in various life-skill development sessions throughout the course of the year, to further bolster their confidence, develop skills in other areas such as public speaking, financial management, time management and etiquette.