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Corporate Hands | NCB pumps $40 million in scholarship programme

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM
National Commercial Bank (NCB) 2017 parish champions pose with members of the NCB family ahead of the annual scholarship reveal ceremony last Wednesday. Joining the youngsters are NCB representatives (from left): Nadeen Matthews, chief executive officer, NCB Foundation; Patrick Hylton, president & CEO, NCB Financial Group; Jamilia Crooks, programmes administrator, NCB Foundation; Kevin Ingram, senior assistant general manager, NCB Retail Banking Division; Dennis Cohen, chief financial officer and deputy CEO, NCB Financial Group; and Nichole Brackett Walter, manager, NCB Group marketing and communications; along with Shana Hastings (front, third right), manager, Office of Student Financing, UWI, Mona.

Annually, more than 300 students from primary to tertiary levels benefit from the NCB Foundation Scholarship & Grants Programme. This year, the organisation invested more than $40 million in the initiative, a $10-million increase from 2016.

Two young ladies were named NCB National Champions at the Foundation's 10th annual scholarship reveal ceremony last Wednesday, with each receiving $500,000 towards tertiary education for the duration of their programme.

The duo was selected from a pool of more than 10,000 applicants from across the island and a group of 14 parish champions. The applicants were assessed on academic performance, community involvement and financial need.