Trinbagonian Rhodes scholar: Find your passion and don’t give up

20-year-old Zubin Deyal said he was in shock when he learned that he’d been awarded the 2019 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship for Barbados.

Deyal, who graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus with First Class Honours in economics and finance, said the reality is still sinking in.

“It still hasn’t really set in yet. I think it’s a great blessing, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Deyal said initially he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do but said he felt an affinity for economics and paired it with finance which felt like a natural match.

Deyal said by pure luck, he found about the scholarship just months before the deadline.

“The reason why I applied to the scholarship was because I needed funding for my Masters, I actually didn’t know…

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