Scholarships To Go

NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 21 SCHOLARSHIPS TO GO FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSD , MAY 19, 2022 THE JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, in recognition of its 30th anniversary, will award 30 scholarships to students at the secondary and tertiary levels for the upcoming academic year. The foundation’s scholarship application period runs until May 31. Patricia Sutherland, chairman of the foundation and daughter of the late co-founder, Joan Duncan, noted, “We are proud to honour my mother’s memory by continuing to contribute to Jamaica through the transformation of lives and helping young people to realise their dreams. When my mother started this company in 1992, her aim was not to make a lot of money for herself, but to give ordinary Jamaicans an opportunity to access the money market, so that they could achieve their dreams. These scholarships are an extension of her mission to help ordinary Jamaicans access to opportunities to better themselves, their families and communities.” She added: “We are happy that we have been able to assist several students to become the first in their families to pursue higher education to change the trajectory of their families, while being an inspiration to others that they, too, can unearth their greatness.” Final-year tertiary students who are enrolled at a local university, in any degree programme – with the exception of medical sciences, dentistry, architecture, engineering and law – are encouraged to apply for the foundation’s scholarship programme. Secondary-school students who are financially challenged are also eligible to apply. Individuals are selected based on their financial circumstances, academic performance, and involvement in extra-curricular activities or voluntary work in their schools and/or communities. The Scholarships can be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and/or other school-related expenses. To apply for the foundation’s scholarship programme, individuals are required to complete the online application form posted on the foundation’s website: http:// www.joanduncanfoundation. org/scholarships-and-educational-grants. Beverly Manley Duncan presents Zoe Smith, a student at Spot Valley High school and a Beverly Manley Duncan scholarship recipient, with a tablet. Looking on are Kim Mair (left), CEO, JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, and JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation Chairman Patricia Sutherland. The recent handover was held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew. CONTRIBUTED JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation to award 30 scholarships to mark 30th anniversary Areas of study: Faculty of Management Studies at The University of the West Indies or the Faculty of Business Management (School of Business Administration) at the University of Technology, Jamaica, beginning August 2022. Course of study: Undergraduate degree Value: The scholarship is intended to cover the cost of tuition fees for three years and assist the recipient with books and maintenance costs. Age: Applicants should be below the age of 25 on October 1, 2022. Eligibility: Applicants should be in possession of good passes in GCE A-Level examinations or CAPE and have been accepted or currently studying at The University of the West Indies or the University of Technology, Jamaica. How to apply: Application forms are available on the Ministry of Education’s website: Two completed forms, along with supporting documents, except for transcripts and recommendations, must be emailed to scholarships@moey. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Attention: Tertiary Unit 2 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4 Deadline for applications: June 30, 2022 NB: Application forms for civil servants must be accompanied by letter(s) of approval from the chief personnel officer or his/her representative. ISSA CONTINUED FROM 20