The empowerment of Barbadian men and women that can come from education was of great importance to Errol and Nita Barrow. The purpose of the Trust was to provide financial assistance to those who would not otherwise receive it, to enable them to pursue a course of studies that will enable them to contribute to the development of Barbados and the Caribbean.


The Trustees have made awards in traditional and non-traditional disciplines, including agriculture, architecture, art administration, cricket studies, criminology, drama, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, finance, forensic science, hotel and catering, information technology, music and water management. Awards have tended to be up to $10,000.


Since its inception, more than 100 persons have benefited from awards.  Past recipients include Dr. Marcia Burrowes, Mr. Gregory Clarke, Mr. Frank Davidson, Ms. Julia Davis, Ms. Janet Dash, Ms. Ruth Durant, Mr. Ian Gibbs, Mr. Dwayne Greaves, Ms. Leslie Greig, Ms. Yolande Forde, Ms. Alicia Hayde, Mr. Anthony Haynes, Ms. Laura Harewood, Mr. Christopher Harper, Dr. Sean Jackson, Mr. Anreco Ramsay, Mr. Brian Reece, Ms. Carolyn Providence, Ms. Inga Sandiford, Ms. Frances Scott, Mr. Richard Skeete, Ms. Diana Squires, Mr. Ryan Straughn, Ms. Jennifer Griffth-Straughn, Ms. Shelly Weir and Mr. Barry Wilkinson.


2023 Awardees

On Thursday 24th August 2023, the Awards were presented to five outstanding Barbadian individuals committed to regional development.

Aisha Trimmingham
Master of Science Renewable Energy Management
University of the West Indies Mona Campus
Jaliyah Rock
Master of Science Development Studies
University of the West Indies Mona Campus
Mary Inniss
Master of Science Biotechnology (Sustainable Biotechnologies)
University of Bath
Shamelle Rice
Master of Science Gender Development Studies
University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus


Torian Bailey
Master of Science Data Science

Manchester Metropolitan University

2022 Awardees

On Friday 12th August 2022, the Awards were presented to four outstanding individuals committed to regional development from Barbados and St. Lucia.

Antonio Deterville
Master of Science Data Analytics
University of Portsmouth
Darien Taylor
Master of Science Urban Water and Sanitation – Water Supply Engineering
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Kimberlee Hinds-Sealy
Master of Education Literacy Instruction
University of the West Indies Open Campus
Tre Mason
Master of Science Renewable Energy Engineering
University of Aberdeen

2021 Awardees

PRESS RELEASE - Thursday 2nd September 2021
The Chairman of the Errol and Nita Barrow Educational Trust, Professor Avinash Persaud, and the Chairman of the Selection Committee of the Trust, Dr. Jeannine Comma, are pleased to announce the 2021 Trust Awards.
The Errol and Nita Barrow Educational Trust, ENBET, was established in 1989 in memory of Errol Walton Barrow. Later, with the passing of his sister, Dame Nita Barrow, it was expanded to recognize the two great Barbadians.
In keeping with their passionate interest in education, the Trust's purpose is to provide financial assistance to enable Barbadian and Caribbean citizens to pursue a course of studies they would not otherwise be able to that contributes to the development of Barbados and the wider Caribbean.
Since it began making financial awards in 1991, the ENBET has given grants of over $1Million to 150 Barbadian and Caribbean students to help them fund post-graduate degrees and diplomas in a range of studies relevant to the region's current development.
The Awards this year are to four outstanding Barbadian women pursuing advanced study in the fields of Public Health, Disaster Management, Public Administration, and Drama and Movement Therapy.
Astrid Atherley - MSc Digital Health (University of Bristol)
Ana Millington - MSc Disaster Management & Resilience (Coventry University)
Zahra Spencer - Master of Public Administration (Columbia University)
Varia Williams - MA Drama and Movement Therapy (University of London)

2020 Awardees

The 2020 Awards were presented to seven (7) worthy students – 4 female and 3 males in the areas of Law; Health and Mental Health; Loss, Grief and Trauma Management; Instructional Design and Technology; Computer Science; Epidemiology; and Global Hospitality Business Development. The awardees are from Barbados - 6 awardees, and from St. Vincent and the Grenadines - 1 award. The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held at The Sands in Barbados on Tuesday 11th August 2020.

Errol Barrow and the Mirror Speech
The following is a letter from Mr. Damian MacBride, former press secretary to former British
Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.
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Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow - Champion of the Caribbean Community (Foreword by Ambassador David Comissiong)
"In celebration of the legacy of the Right Excellent Errol Barrow on the 100th Anniversary of his birth, I offer this slightly amended version of the tribute that I made to this great Father of the independence of our Nation in the Senate of Barbados on June 11." - Ambassador David Comissiong
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