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NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 5 SCHOLARSHIPS TO GO F ATUR | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 “IT IS not how you start; it is how you finish,” is the adage that VM Foundation Scholarship awardee Kamala Brown lives by. She says she strives for academic excellence amid challenges. Achieving educational goals has not always been easy for her. Having experienced significant financial challenges growing up, it would have been easy for her to give up. In reflecting on her journey, Kamala recalls, “My mother left me with my grandmother when I was three weeks old. I did not come to know my father until I was 19 years old. To finance my high-school education, my grandmother relied on small loans from the bank to keepus afloat until she couldno longer begiven access to these loans due to her age. I remember not having lunch money to go to school because her loanpaymentswere due,”she said. Brown is in her final year at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, pursuing a BSc in international relations with a minor in criminology. She is passionate about addressing violence against children and inequalities against persons with a disability. As such, she volunteers as a peer career adviser for the Office of Student Services at The University of theWest Indies (UWI); has been a Respect Jamaica youth adviser is active with the citizen’s association within her community; and supports the elderly at her church. Despite the challenges, Brown emphasises that the scripture from Joshua 1:9 has helped to keep her focused, “Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with youwherever you go”. In continuing to reflect on her journey, Brown shares: “Outside of my grandmother andmy grandaunt, I barely had any other family member to depend on, because I was seen as the ‘bad apple’. I remember times leading up to CSEC and CAPE where I had to stay behind until late in the evenings to complete my School-Based Assessments (SBAs), as sometimes there was no light at home.” These challenges did not prevent Brown from achieving success, as she left high school with a total of 18 subjects. With the help of her grand-aunt, she started university. She also met her father while at university, and he began to provide financial support. This glimmer of hope was short lived as, unfortunately, not too long after meeting him, her father was shot and killed in October 2020. At the end of Brown’s second year of university, her grand-aunt retired, and she was now at another crossroads. It is here that the VM Foundation Master Plan Scholarship provided that final push that she needed. “At this time, I had no one else to rely on,” she said. “I am honoured to have been awarded the VM Foundation Master Plan Scholarship. I am also proud to be on the Dean’s Honour Roll. It’s really a blessing to see all my hard work being acknowledged.” Brown is now well on her way to pursuing a career in human rights and foreign policy. She has some encouragement for those experiencing roadblocks on their journey to achieving their goals, “Our challenges should not deter us from achieving what we want. Even if you are your only cheerleader, keep cheering yourself on along the journey until others join you. It is not how you start; it is how you finish. It might be hard, but keep pressing! It will all make sense one day.” The VM Foundation Scholars programme offers scholarships to students at the secondary and tertiary levels. The VM Foundation Junior Plan Scholarship and PEP Bursary are for students who have completed PEP in the year of application and will be starting high school. The VM Foundation Future Plan Scholarship is for students who will be starting tertiary education in the year of application at a local tertiary institution in any field. The VM Foundation Master Plan Scholarship is a onetime scholarship offered to a student who will be starting the final year of an undergraduate or master’s degree programme, and the VM Foundation Stem Scholarship is awarded to a student who will be starting tertiary education in the area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Kamala Brown (left) receives her VM Foundation Master Plan Scholarship Award, valued at $300,000.00, from VM Foundation CEO Samantha Charles at the handover ceremony in 2021. CONTRIBUTED Kamala Brown: It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish VM FOUNDATION TransformYour Everyday. The VMFoundation Junior Plan Scholarship and PEP Bursary are for students who have completed PEP in the year of application and will be starting school. The top performing student in each county is selected for the PEP Scholarship and top performing students across all parishes will be chosen for a one-time PEP Bursary. All applicants must have an active VMBS account. The VMFoundation Future Plan Scholarshipis for students who will be starting tertiary education in the year of application at a local tertiary institution. The scholarship has a maximum 4-year tenure and is awarded to 3 students. All applicants must have an active VMBS account. The VMFoundationMaster Plan Scholarship is a one-time scholarship oered to a student who will be starting the nal year of an undergraduate or master’s degree programme. All applicants must have an active VMBS account. The VMFoundation StemScholarshipis awarded to a student who will be starting tertiary education in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. The scholarship has a maximum 4-year tenure. All applicants must have an active VMBS account. Apply NOW for scholarships under the VMFoundation Scholars Programme AwardCategories Transform Your Future! To apply, visit or to complete the online scholarship application. Applications Close: Friday, July 8, 2022

NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 8 SCHOLARSHIPS TO GO FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 JAMAICA ENERGY PARTNERS GROUP TESTIMONIALS BEING A part of the JEP family has helped build my character and amplify the importance of community. This scholarship does more than grant you the opportunity to pursue higher education; it gives you a fair chance at freedom. The freedom to explore your passions, mould your dreams and embody excellence. Members of the company led with empathy and looked at the humanistic aspect of the scholarship, lending a helping hand when challenging times were faced, and for this, I am grateful. This is your green light and I would encourage you to send in an application. You have absolutely nothing to lose but a brighter future to gain. Jadeja James, Jamaica Energy Partners Scholarship Recipient CONTRIBUTED Jadeja James THE PURSUIT of my bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at The University of the West Indies, Mona, has been a very interesting journey. It has taught me how to be flexible and open-minded. The challenging programme also urgedme to think critically while ensuring that the fundamental concepts are understood. My first year was the most difficult, as I had to adjust to the new requirements of undergraduate studies. However, the friends that I made, and lecturers’ assistance helped me to overcome the struggles. Additionally, the wide range of clubs not only in engineering but UWI, in general, provided a setting for many networking opportunities. Another obstacle that I faced was the COVID-19 pandemic in my second year. The switch to online learning at home was a drastic one that further forced me to enhance my ability to work in various situations. Even though the conditions still exist, clubs and societies were able to host events to keep students engaged, making the experience feel wholesome. The Faculty of Engineering equipped me with the skills required to enter the labour market, and it would not have been possible without the financial aid that I received from Jamaica Energy Partners. Adrian Taylor, Jamaica Energy Partners Scholarship Recipient. CONTRIBUTED Adrian Taylor CONDENSING ALL three years of my BSc in computer science into a paragraph was a challenge. My university journey was greatly made possible through the relentless support of West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP), and I am deeply grateful. The lesson that stood out is the fact that we need each other. Helen Keller beautifully said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” University has its challenges, but I am always guided by my quote, “Never be afraid to take on challenges, because they will strengthen you in the end.” Many challenges arose in accomplishing my goals. One of them was adapting to online classes. It was motivating to know that I had the support ofWKPP. Some of my friends would say that university taught themwhat they need for their careers, but I believe it taught me about life. University education has givenme the knowledge and confidence to pursue my dreams. Therefore, like the dreamer Walt Disney, I try to remember,” When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.” Phillip Llewellyn, Jamaica Energy Partners Scholarship Recipient. CONTRIBUTED Phillip Llewellyn BEING Amedical student has been themost challenging but thrilling and fulfilling experience of my life. Each academic year was unique, and I adjusted my approaches based on my objectives. Throughout my time at the university, I remained goal-oriented to graduate with an honours degree. The most astonishing part of my experience was my transition from being a nonchalant high-school graduate to an all-rounded, compassionate being. Patient interactions and rotating through the different hospitals have helpedme to blossom my appreciation for life. I entered medical school in 2016 with no idea about how I would be able to pay the tuition fee annually. I am now about to graduate, which is a testament of perseverance, patience, and determination. Nonetheless, I was still able to maintain my mental well-being with the support of my family. Additionally, I have learned that asking for assistance is not a sign of weakness. Organisation is essential to decrease the risk of being flustered by the amount of information, and there is no clear-cut approach to medical school. I am proud of the trials I faced, reflecting on my journey as I move towards the end of one chapter to the beginning of the next. Shannon Chang Shannon Chang, Jamaica Energy Partners Scholarship Recipient. CONTRIBUTED


SCHOLARSHIPS TO GO FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 ADVERTISEMENT 11 • Jamaican Citizen • Attending a local tertiary institution - applications are accepted for 1st to 4th year of studies • Full time student, any area of study • No older than 26 years at September 2022 • Minimum 2.75 GPA (Transcript required with application) • National Photo ID (Certified copy) • 2 References • 500 word writing assignment on a topic provided by BGLC ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES & APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED. APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2022 APPLY FOR A BGLC TERTIARY EDUCATION GRANT ACHIEVE YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION GOALS FOLLOW US ON SCAN QR CODE to apply online BETTING, GAMING & LOTTERIES COMMISSION 78cef Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10. Telephone: 876.630.1353 WhatsApp: 876.224.2452


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


NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 20 SCHOLARSHIPS TO GO F ATUR | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 THE HOUSE of Issa, parent company of Couples Resorts, invites eligible male students to apply for the Elias A. Issa Scholarship for the coming academic year. The House of Issa established the Issa Scholarship for Jamaican men and women in 1938, at the behest of Elias Issa, who founded the House of Issa business conglomerate in 1894. The full, three-year scholarship was set up“to enable selected candidates to pursue special courses designed to lead to careers in technical and practical work in industry and commerce, or any other profession or calling provided”. Each year, alternating between males and females, the scholarship committee identifies an exceptional candidate who displays the initiative, originality, and force of character that epitomizes the spirit of the House of Issa and its founder, Elias Issa. For over 80 years, the Elias A. Issa Scholarship has made it possible for men and women to pursue the training necessary to fulfil their own goals, as well as making immeasurable contributions to national development. Some distinguished previous Issa Scholars are G. Arthur Brown, former governor of the Bank of Jamaica; Professor Gladstone Mills; former Minister of Education Burchell Whiteman; Petrona Morrison, former head of the School of Art at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts; and Professor Donald Harris of Stanford University, father of the current vice-president of the United States, Kamala Harris. Couples Resorts offers the Elias A. Issa full university scholarship Elias A. Issa. FILE 1938 – Mr W.V. Rose 1939 – Miss L.C. Edwards 1940 – Mr R.H. Bond 1941 – Miss G.M.C. Rennie 1942 – Mr D.L.C. Rennie 1943 – Miss J. Oppenheim 1944 – Prof G.E. Mills 1945 – Miss P.C. McPerson 1946 – Hon G. Arthur Brown 1947 – Miss M.G. Wilson 1948 – Mr R.M. Murray 1949 – Miss Joy Bowman 1950 – Mr B.J. Reckord 1951 – Miss Linda Purser 1952 – Mr B. Batchelor 1953 – Miss Yvonne Correoso 1954 – Dr Roy A. Meikle 1955 – Mrs Barbara Jones-Nelson 1956 – Mr Hopeton L. Gordon 1957 – Miss Rosemarie Tate 1958 – Dr Earle Roberts 1959 – Miss Faith Bowman 1960 – Mr Donald J. Harris 1961 – Miss Jean Blake 1962 – Mr Burchell Whiteman 1963 – Miss Edith Guntley 1964 – Mr Leighton Holness 1965 – Miss Ann Mickling 1966 – Mr John Graham 1967 – Miss Fay Rodgers 1968 – Mr Parris Kidd 1969 – Miss Hannah Francis 1970 – Mr Gladstone Anderson 1971 – No award was made 1972 – No award was made 1973 – Miss Petrona Morrison 1974 – Mr Linroy Marshall 1975 – Miss Shirley-Ann Eaton 1976 – Mr Clive Thomas 1977 – Miss Jacqueline Lynch 1978 – Mr Donovan Calder 1979 – No award was made 1980 – Ms Maureen Irons-Morgan 1981 – Mr Orville Nembhard 1982– Ms Sita Dickson-Littlewood 1983 – Mr Peter Swaby 1984 – No award was made 1985 – No award was made 1986 – Miss SharonWatson 1987 – Mr Robert Reid 1988 – Miss Cheryl Clarke 1989 – Mr Lascelles Spaulding 1989 – Miss Cherie Emile Corrie – special 50th Anniversary Scholarship 1990 – Miss Avril Williams 1991 – Mr Joseph Plummer 1992 – Miss Karen Young 1993– MrVaughanEastonWhittaker 1994 – Miss Karen Anderson 1995 – Mr Basil Waite 1996 – Ms Twayna Smith 1997 – Mr Hector Campbell 1998 – Ms Adria Pennycooke 1999 – Mr Andrew Bogle 2000 – Ms Gillian Gordon 2001 – Mr Thaddetti Tulloch 2002 – Ms Kerry-AnnWatson 2003 – Mr Christopher Wilks 2004 – Ms Peta-Gaye Hardy 2005 – Mr Derrace Mccallum 2006 – Ms Nicola Barret 2007 – Mr Ricardo Pitter 2008 – Ms Daynea Jackson 2009 – Mr Andre Brown 2010 – Ms Kimberly Coote 2011 – Mr Orlando Lewis 2012 – Ms Julie-Anne Alecia Bent 2013 – Mr Richard Burnett 2014 – Ms Alecia Hayles 2015 – Mr Khasi Dewar 2016 – Ms Tamick Segree 2017 – Mr Travis Rowe 2018 – Ms DejeanaWilliams 2019 – Mr Allano Fyffe 2020 – No award was made 2021 – Ms Serena Rhodes PLEASE SEE ISSA, 21 Past Elias A. Issa Scholarship Awardees

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

NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 23 SCHOL RSHIPS TO GO FEA URE | THE GLEANE | THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 IN 2011, Burger King introduced the Lois Sherwood Arts Bursary to their annual scholarship programme, in honour of their company founder and renowned visual artist. The bursary is open to any exceptional student in need from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and who is starting their final year of studies (any faculty). Through the years, more than 14 recipients have been awarded the bursary. Burger King’s 21 years annual scholarship awards programme has awarded more than 300 Jamaican youth with over $50million in scholarships, bursaries and book grants through the years. In 2022, the Lois Sherwood Arts Bursary is being upgraded to a full scholarship, valued at $300,000 for the recipient’s final year of study. The upgrade further anchors Burger King’s commitment to investing in the arts. Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe, Burger King’s head of sales, marketing and corporate communications, said: “The Lois Sherwood Arts Scholarship is an important feature of our annual scholarship programme, because Burger King believes in empowerment through sports education, arts and culture. Supporting the education and training of arts practitioners is our way of reinforcing Jamaica’s potential to create a successful and world-class arts and entertainment industry.” In 2021, the bursary recipient was Nevrona Campbell, final-year student pursuing a bachelor of arts in drama in education at the School of Drama. She was awarded $200,000 to assist with her tuition fees. Travis McDonald, a final-year student pursuing a bachelor of arts in arts management at the School of Arts Management, received an academic grant valued at $100,000 as the runner-up applicant. Applications are now being accepted for the Lois Sherwood Arts Scholarship via the company’s corporate website: https://www. Criteria for all scholarships can be found on the website. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 24, 2022. Nevrona Campbell (left) receives the 2021 Lois Sherwood Arts Bursary and BK backpack from Lisa Lake, Group CEO, Burger King. CONTRIBUTED Burger King supports fine arts students with Lois Sherwood Arts Scholarship

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