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THE GLEANER’S SCHOLARSHIPS TO GO 2018 |

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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

NCB 2017 parish champions pose with members of the NCB family ahead of the annual scholarship

reveal ceremony in August. Joining the youngsters are NCB representatives (from left) Nadeen

Matthews Blair, CEO, NCB Foundation; Patrick Hylton, president & group CEO, NCB Financial

Group Limited; Jamilia Crooks, programmes administrator, NCB Foundation; Kevin Ingram, senior

assistant general manager, Retail Banking Division; Dennis Cohen, group CFO and deputy CEO,

NCB Financial Group; and Nichole Brackett Walters, group marketing and communications manager,

NCBJ; along with Shana Hastings (front), manager, Office of Student Financing , UWI, Mona.

A

S A corporate citizen, NCB shares a close

relationship with the people in the areas it

serves. With education at the

core of its operations, the NCB

Foundation saw the need to develop

a resource that would provide

opportunities for youth to afford

schooling and realise their

educational ambitions. Launched in

2008, the NCB Foundation

Scholarships and Grants Programme

has offered financial benefits in aid

of academic pursuits to more than

350 students, investing an average

of J$40 million annually for the

past 10 years.

The scholarships and grants

programme includes several award

types to which students who meet

relevant eligibility requirements are

able to apply free of charge. The

extensive collection of awards

includes two scholarship streams.

These are the National Champion

Awards – which are scholarships

applicable to the top two performers

at the parish level who are in pursuit

of tertiary education – and the

Parish Champion Awards. Both span

the duration of the awardees’ studies

under conditions of consistent performance.

To complement the scholarships and provide

increased opportunities, the NCB Foundation also

offers three grants that are intended to meet more

specific needs. The We Believe In You Fund targets

students at all levels of study in need of financial

assistance. The Teacher

Education Grants offer educators

access to funding tenable at

teacher-training institutions

across the island. Additionally,

the foundation disburses book

grants for students from the

primary to sixth form levels, as

well as independent grants of up

to J$100,000.

ICON SCHOLARSHIP

Yet, the list goes on. In 2016,

the foundation launched its new

Innovative, Creative,

Outstanding and Nationalistic

Scholarship (the ICON

Scholarship), providing

opportunities for students

pursuing non-traditional fields of

study, such as engineering,

fashion designing, computer

science, agricultural science,

animation, logistics & supply

chain management, and teaching

degrees with majors in

mathematics and science at the

CSEC and CAPE levels.

Utilising these avenues as a vehicle towards nation

building, the NCB Foundation remains committed to

supporting the development and education of

Jamaican youth.

Committed to supporting

education, Jamaican youth

NCB FOUNDATION

To complement

the scholarships

and provide

increased

opportunities,

the NCB

Foundation also

offers three

grants that are

intended to meet

more specific

needs.

GLENCORE AG

SCHOLARSHIPS

Glencore AG in co-ordination with the Jamaica Bauxite

Mining Limited (JBM) invites applicants for the Glencore

AG Scholarships, from residents of parishes where bauxite

is mined to pursue UCJ accredited undergraduate degree

courses in universities in Jamaica.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants should:

(i ) be below the age of thirty (30) years of age on

October 1, 2018;

(ii) have resided for at least five years in one of the bauxite

parishes of St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester,

St. Ann and St. Elizabeth;

(iii) be accepted for full-time study in the field of science

and technology or sport;

OR

(iv) be already in a UCJ accredited programme of

undergraduate study in any of the abovementioned

fields of study at a UCJ accredited university and

having a minimum B average.

VALUE

Three scholarships are being offered for a three year

period each with a value of up to

JS325,000/year.

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms are available at

JBM, PCJ Building,

36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10,

or at

www.mgd.gov.jm

DEADLINE

A completed application form along with supporting

documents must be returned no later than

July 17, 2018

addressed to:

THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

JAMAICA BAUXITE MINING LIMITED

36 TRAFALGAR ROAD, KINGSTON 10

Only shortlisted candidates will receive notification.