The Deon Lendore Bursary Programme is an NAAATT initiative, sponsored by the Scotiabank Foundation that is aimed at providing deserving, young athletes with support to assist them in realizing their academic and sporting goals. The Programme is named after Deon Lendore, one of Trinidad and Tobago's best quarter-milers, who died in a vehicular accident in January 2022.
The bursaries will be granted for a year in the first instance.
All young athletes registered with NAAATT are eligible. They must be nominated by their club. Nominations are evaluated by a Selection & Monitoring Committee and beneficiaries are then selected. Key criteria for selection include the candidate's athletics potential as evidenced by past performance along with an established need for assistance.
Beneficiaries must be citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago between the ages of 14 and 20 and must reside in Trinidad and Tobago
Each bursary is currently in the annual sum of $10,000.00, with disbursements being made on a quarterly basis. Consideration is also being given to the provision of training uniforms and equipment. Funds disbursed are intended to defray expenses associated with the athletes' education and training needs.
A completed Application Form signed by the Applicant and his/her Parent or Guardian along with the relevant support documents including
Each beneficiary is required to:
You may, but the bursary will be suspended.
The bursary will be suspended initially and if the shortcoming is not addressed, it will be terminated.
Subject to timely receipt of academic and performance reports the bursaries will be disbursed via quarterly tranches in the months of 2022 September (to cover July, August, September), 2022 October, 2023 January and 2023 April respectively.
The payments will be made via bank transfer to the registered club's bank account.
A letter of authorization must be signed and submitted to NAAATT informing of the banking details of an alternative payee.