Damion McIntosh, a Jamaican recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Graduate Student Scholarship in 2006, has been selected by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) as the Most Outstanding MBA student for the academic year 2007/2008. He was selected from a field of hundreds of distinguished scholars enrolled at the SIUC's School of Business.
Damion, in his thanks to the US Embassy for selecting him for the Fulbright Scholarship, said that studying at SICU is an "amazing opportunity" and an "enriching experience".
Damion has been accepted into SICU's Ph.D. Business Program where he will specialize in Finance. As a reward for completing his MBA in one year instead of the usual two his Ph.D. tuition will be waived. He will also receive a grant renewable for up to three years.
Damion who expects to complete his doctorate in 2010, plans to return to his position at Bank of Jamaica as Assistant Director in the financial institutions supervisory division.
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