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Another pair of JPS/EWP scholarship recipients ready for Korea

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 2:00 AM
Trezawnah Gordon
Shamara Chamberlain
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Trezawnah Gordon and Shamara Chamberlain will soon be jetting off for postgraduate studies in Daegu, Korea, on full scholarships offered by JPS shareholder Korea East-West Power (EWP), through the JPS Foundation.

The recipients will undertake 18-month master's programmes at the Yeungnam University's Department of New Community Project and International Development in the Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul. They are expected to leave during the final week of February. The acting head of the business department at Morant Bay High School, Gordon will advance her first degree in economics and statistics with the study of public policy and leadership. Chamberlain, an executive assistant at Dolphin's Cove, who holds a bachelor's in marine biology, will pursue environmental management and policy. The young women will join four previous recipients - Gavin Myers, Leon Samms, Rocque Ferguson and Deborah Fletcher - who are pursuing varied development-related postgraduate degrees at three universities in that country.

Gordon and Chamberlain are eagerly looking forward to taking this step towards their respective goals and to making a positive impact on their return to Jamaica.

"I am both honoured and humbled to have been chosen from a pool of well-qualified individuals," Gordon said. "This kind support from the EWP and the JPS Foundation is helping me fulfil my dream of becoming a leading policymaker in Jamaica. I am extremely grateful and I look forward to being an ambassador for my country."

Chamberlain expressed similar thoughts on her selection.

"I really do appreciate being awarded this scholarship. I am so excited!" she said. "Thanks to the EWP and the JPS Foundation for making this possible. They have lifted a great burden and have given me the greatest opportunity. Their generosity has inspired me to give back to my country."

daviot.kelly@gleanerjm.com