2019 GUYDA Scholarship/Grant Graduate

Award Recipient 

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Nikita Edwards, Esq.

Nikita Edwards is an Attorney-at-law in Guyana. She is the eldest of eight children to parents whose occupations are baker and housewife. Upon successfully completing her secondary education at the Linden Foundation Secondary School, she obtained a Certificate in Industrial Relations and Management from the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE). Thereafter, she applied for and was accepted to the Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in History, at the University of Guyana. She graduated in 2013.

Nikita’s childhood dream of becoming a lawyer was always at the forefront of her mind.  She applied for and commenced the Bachelor of Law Program in the year 2013, at the University of Guyana.  The subsequent step in her journey was attending the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, from which she graduated in September 2016.

Guyana United Youth Development Association (GUYDA) was instrumental in awarding a partial scholarship which allowed her the opportunity to pay her tuition at the Hugh Wooding Law School.

In October 2018, she was admitted to practice law as an Attorney-at-law in the Republic of Guyana. She is the embodiment of God’s divine favor. She is an example of a person who was able to stand on the shoulders of others to attain her dream.