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T

HE FIRST Union

Financial Group

Limited,

through its founda-

tion, has developed

an initiative, the

‘Buss a Yute’

Scholarship pro-

gramme, as part of our

corporate social responsibility.

The mission of the First Union

Foundation is to nuture the success of

underprivileged youth by creating

opportunities available to them,

primarily in education.

The competition was intense and of

the many applicants, 12 high-school

students were selected from across

the island to be funded with their

back-to-school needs.

This scholarship programme is

designed to give opportunities to

youths that have the ability to shine.

Many promising students at the

secondary level are unable to

realise their potential due to

financial constraints. As

such, First Union

Foundation will be making

available, part of a $3-

million budget that is allotted

to the First Union Foundation

towards assisting children that show

excellence in education at the

secondary level. This move by the First

Union Foundation will have a positive

impact not only on the students and

parents, but also on the various com-

munities that will benefit from such a

positive initiative.

First Union Foundation has privately

reached out to teachers and others

over the years to assist in finding stu-

dents at the secondary level that are

doing well, and has provided them

with financial assistance. But this year,

with the ‘BUSS A YUTE’ programme,

participation from the general public

had much more impact, as we were

able to locate students from all across

the island, including the rural areas of

Jamaica. Recipients are attending

schools such as Clarendon College,

Campion College, Jamaica College,

Mannings High School, St Elizabeth

Technical High School, Westwood High

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

First Union Foundation

‘Buss a Yute’ scholarship

PLEASE SEE

SCHOLARS

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