Scholarships To Go

NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 14 SCHOLARSHIPS TO GO F ATUR | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 WITH THE aim of leading students on a path to success by providing financial assistance, the Sagicor Foundation Scholarship programme continues to be a light for young Jamaicans aspiring greatness. Education, which has always been a primary focus of the Sagicor Foundation, is seen as a critical ingredient in shaping the minds of the country’s future professionals. As such, to date, millions have been invested in the dreams of students who go in pursuit of higher education, which has positively changed the lives of many scholars. At a value of up to $300,000 annually, the tertiary scholarships are open to Jamaican students pursuing a first degree at the following schools and are renewable up to four years: The University of the West Indies; The University of Technology, Jamaica; The Mico University College; the Northern Caribbean University; the Caribbean Maritime University; the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean; and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The criteria for selection are based on academic performance, community involvement , volunteer ism, strong leadership potential, and a demonstration of financial need. A grade point average of 3.0 and 40 hours of voluntary service with the Sagicor Foundation are mandatory for scholarship renewals. Applicants or their parents or legal guardian must be a Sagicor Client to apply. Children of Sagicor clients and team members at the secondary level can also access scholarships valued at $50,000 annually, renewable up to five years. The scholarship is open to students who performwell in the national Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination in the current year of the scholarship. The scholarship is renewable once students maintain an average of 80 per cent or higher. Sagicor Foundation is the charitable arm of Sagicor Group Jamaica and is chargedwith carrying out the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. The mantra of the foundation is centred around Caring, Inspiring, Serving. President and CEO, Sagicor Group Jamaica, Christopher Zacca (left), presents an award certificate to Jevaughn Gordon, 2019 scholarship recipient. CONTRIBUTED SAGICOR FOUNDATION A beacon of hope nation builders for aspiring