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St Mary students receive Sydney A. Phillips scholarships

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Jeffrey Hall presents a scholarship cheque to Kayon Davis, one of the 2017 recipients of the Sydney A. Phillips Scholarship Trust Fund and the first Caribbean Maritime Institute student to receive this scholarship.
From left: Elizabeth Phillips (trustee), Jodean McKane (scholarship recipient), Sacha-Gay Smellie (scholarship recipient), Jeffrey Hall (chief executive officer of JP Group), McKoy McNeish (scholarship recipient), Patsy Kelly (director of JP Group and trustee), Kayon Davis (scholarship recipient), Christopher Ramdon (trustee and past recipient), Jemella Clarke (recipient), Lisa Johnston (JP corporate affairs manager), and Romane Duncan celebrate another year of the Sydney A. Phillips Scholarship Trust Fund supporting the scholars of St Mary.

Several St Mary students recieved scholarships courtesy of the Sydney A. Phillips Scholarship Trust Fund (SAPSTF) recently.

The SAPSTF was established in 1994, and since its inception, Jamaica Producers Group - a company synonymous with the parish of St Mary - has been a major donor and supporter of the fund, along with members of the Phillips family, past scholarship recipients, and other kind donors.

The SAPSTF was established by the family of the late Sydney A. Phillips, a prominent lawyer and co-founder of the Robinson, Phillips & Whitehorne law firm in St Mary, to assist with the education of bright, need-based students in that parish.

During its 23 years in existence, the SAPSTF has granted scholarships and bursaries in excess of $12,000,000 to 57 of

St Mary's brightest students pursuing a variety of disciplines at the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology, the Northern Caribbean University, Mico University, and as of this year, the Caribbean Maritime Institute.