RETURNING SPONSOR of
Scholarships To Go
First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union
Limited (FHC), which is also a provider
of scholarships to needy students, has
expressed satisfaction with the exposure it
has received by being a sponsor of the
FHC Credit Union is also satisfied that
it has been able to make a difference in
the lives of Jamaicans who are striving to
achieve their goals.
Juven Montague-Anderson, AGM –
marketing, communications and member
sees the credit union’s involvement with
Scholarships to Go
as not just providing
assistance by way of bursaries and
scholarships, but as a way of bringing
awareness to what FHC does.
“At FHC Credit Union, we believe in
maximising on awareness of our products
and services. As such, for the past three
years, we consider
Scholarships to Go
a channel through which we could
showcase our sought-after scholarships.
We believe this has been rewarding, as
individuals will call us to say they saw our
scholarships in the paper. They also
enquire about how they could benefit for
themselves and for their children,” said
The senior manager said that FHC
currently offers three types of scholarships
– GSAT, the Oswald Thorbourne and the
Renald Mason scholarships, which are
awarded to tertiary-level students.
scholarships as being an important part of
the country’s education system.
“We see and know that there are young
Jamaicans who are smart, resilient, high
achievers and motivated individuals but
are unable to finance their dreams of
becoming productive citizens. So yes,
scholarships are needed to help these
unfortunate individuals who have the
desire to make a change and become
working professionals,” Montague-
She is encouraging other corporate
entities and individuals who can to also
provide scholarships to needy Jamaicans.
This, she noted, would give individuals
seeking scholarships more options from
which to choose.
Montague-Anderson reiterated that
FHC’s most rewarding experience since
being a sponsor has been the exposure that
the credit union has received, which she
has described as phenomenal. “The
sponsorship has great reach, thus more
applicants become aware of the
opportunities we offer,” she said.
Montague-Anderson revealed that
FHC currently spends approximately
$2.3 million on scholarships each
year. The money is drawn from the
FHC Foundation. Recipients are
usually members of the credit union
or children of members, as well as
from its Youth Savings Programme.
The senior manager explained
that scholarship recipients are
selected based on their financial
needs and academic performance.
Scholarships and bursaries are
awarded to primary, secondary,
and tertiary students.
FHC satisfied with exposure for
sponsoring ‘Scholarships to Go’
THE GLEANER’S SCHOLARSHIPS TO GO 2018 | TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018
FHC Board Chairman Balvin Vanriel (background, left); FHCCU CEO Roxann Linton (background, centre); and FHC
Foundation Board Chairman O’Neil Grant (background, second right) join 2017 FHC Foundation scholarship recipients as
they pose with their awards.
FHCFoundation offers scholarship opportunities
FIRST HERITAGE CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED
SCHOLARSHIP benefit conveys
much more than financial aid for
students who have worked
assiduously to achieve at their highest
potential. A young scholar’s life is changed
almost instantaneously with the opportunities
afforded to them through FHC. The benefit
of educational advancement, the feeling of
accomplishment, the pride and joy felt by the
parents as a result of the sacrifices made for a
good education and the opportunities
granted to pursue specific careers are some of
the rewards gained.
There are numerous scholarship
opportunities offered by the FHC
Foundation. These include the annual
Renald Mason & Oswald Thorbourne
Scholarships, special grants to tertiary
students, five-year scholarships to new and
current GSAT students, as well as bursaries.
The foundation offers an Entrepreneurial
Award to final year students who are
motivated to start their own business. Young,
innovative and passionate entrepreneurs are
encouraged to develop business plans to start
The group photo published with this article in The Gleaner on April 23 was a file photo which should not have been published. We regret the error.