Dr. Augustus Valmond was born in Castle Bruce and attended the Castle Bruce Primary School. He obtained a Government Scholarship (5th place) and then went on to attend the Dominica Grammar School, where he excelled academically.
From a very early age, his dream was to become a medical doctor. He migrated to the United States and graduated from the Howard University with a Doctor of Medicine Degree.
His training in internal Medicine and Nephrology was completed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. Today, he practices General Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Manhattan, New York.
Dr. Valmond believes that it is his social and civic responsibility to give back to his community of Castle Bruce, where it all began. He has decided to launch the Dr. Augustus Valmond Scholarship which will be awarded annually to two deserving students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and financiial need from the Castle Bruce Primary School entering Secondary School. It will also continue throughout the students five years of high school providing that they maintain satisfactory academic performance and general deportment.
The value of the scholarships will be equivalent to that awarded by the Government of Dominica.
The scholarship will take effect in January 2013 at the beginning of the second term.
The following five people will serve on the Dr. Augustus Valmond Scholarship Committee.
Mrs. Jacqueline Roberts – Chairperson (Manager - Castle Bruce Credit Union)
Mr. Austelle Lockhart – Vice Chair (Projects Officer – RCP Program)
Mr. Cleve Edwards – Member (Teacher – Castle Bruce Secondary School)
Mrs. Lorna Prevost-Stephens – Member (Economist – Government of Dominica)
Mrs. Loreen Bannis-Roberts – Member (Liason Officer, Diaspora Affairs)
Dr. Augustus Valmond – Nephrologist/Sponsor
The application forms will be available at the Castle Bruce Credit Union and the Castle Bruce Village Council Office.
Submitted by: Mrs. Loreen Bannis-Roberts – Liason Officer, Diaspora Affairs.