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Corporate Hands: Carreras Gives millions to Education

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The 32 Carerras scholarship recipients with Marcus Steele (seated, centre), managing director of the company.
Carerras scholarship recipient Paulos Simpson (left), a student at Excelsior Community College, with his parents Paulos Sr and Joan Simpson after receiving his trophy at the recent Carerras awards ceremony.

Thirty-two tertiary-level students recently received scholarships and bursaries valued at more than $4.35 million at the Carreras Limited 49th annual scholarship awards. Carreras stages these awards annually to signal the company's recognition of the importance of education.

In addition to nine bursaries, seven teachers' college scholarships, seven community scholarships, four visual and performing arts scholarships; and four national scholarships, the company made its biennial award, one of Jamaica's premier postgraduate scholarships. Individual awards vary, up to $300,000 per year, except for the postgraduate scholarships, which carries a value of $1.8 million for the two years of study.