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Dr. Shaneeta Johnson Scholarship Fund

UPDATE June 3, 2018


Dr. Shaneeta M. Johnson Scholarship Funds for students at Bahamas Academy. One student entering Grade 10 for the academic year 2018- 2019 will be awarded the scholarship

Accepting applications for 2018-2019 academic year now. Deadline for applications is on June 15, 2018. Click HERE to download form.

This scholarship provides opportunity for a student to attend Bahamas Academy for Grades 10-12. The scholarship is academic and need-based, and will cover tuition, books and laboratory fees. It is given in honor of the valuable contributions to education made by educators Mrs. Cynthia Johnson and Dr. Ruth White.

Applicants may be Adventist or non-Adventists and from public or private schools (including Bahamas Academy). The Scholarship Committee will interview short-listed candidates before the final selection is made.

The selected student will be required to maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher during the scholarship period and is also expected to remain in good standing while matriculating at Bahamas Academy of Seventh-day Adventists. Access to academic and leadership mentorship will be provided for the scholarship recipient.



Applications may be submitted to

  • Bahamas Academy
  • #73 Marshall Road, Nassau, N.P.,


  • Office of Education
  • South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • #135 Tonique Williams-Darling Highway.

Contact information: Tel: 341-4021/2 Fax: 341-4088


The following documents are required:

  • Completed application
  • 350-500 word essay
  • Copies of applicant’s last 2 report cards
  • Letter of recommendation


A Bahamian serving the world in medicine.

A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Dr. Shaneeta M. Johnson attended Bahamas Academy and then graduated from St. Andrews High School. Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA and the Director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Program.

She grew up at the Grant's Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wellington Street, Nassau. Her passion for education propelled her to have this scholarship for students attending Bahamas Academy.

Dr. Johnson was the Alpha Kappa Alpha Female Valedictorian of the Bahamas. Dr. Johnson attended the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. While matriculated there, she was awarded the Johns Hopkins University Multicultural Award for Personal and Academic Excellence in addition to induction in the National Pre-medical honor society, Johns Hopkins Neuroscience honor society and many other awards. Dr. Johnson received her medical degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She completed her internship and surgical residency in General Surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC where she was awarded the Chairman’s award.

With an interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Johnson then pursued and completed a competitive and prestigious fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio. She is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery as well as board certified on Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She has been inducted into three American and International Surgical Fellowships. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, as well as Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons where she is one of the first black female surgeons to be inducted into this society.

Dr. Johnson’s interests include the surgical treatment of morbid obesity and a wide variety of general surgical diseases. Her preferred techniques are laparoscopic and robotic approaches to the treatment of these diseases. She is an expert in the fast-growing field of minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Dr. Johnson has been appointed as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA and the Director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Program. She believes in a well-rounded, comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to patient care. She has attained the distinction of national accreditation as a comprehensive center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. She brings her extensive past experience and passion for patient care to the program.

Dr. Johnson is passionate about education. Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” With this in mind, this yearly scholarship is being created to assist a student with the gift of Christian education.