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Courts helps GSAT scholars fulfil their dreams

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Unicomer Jamaica, Director of Human Capital, Claudette Gordon-McFarlane presents Courts Customer Scholarship 2017 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) awardee Andricka Foster with her certificate at the awards ceremony held recently at the Knutsford Court Hotel. Courts Jamaica awarded 44 GSAT, Skills Training and Tertiary scholarships to its customers as part of the Dare to Dream Courts Customer Scholarship initiative valued at over $8 million annually.

Courts Jamaica, through its 'Dare to Dream' scholarship programme, is offering financial assistance to needy parents and guardians of Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students. Applications for the annual scholarship opened on Monday in continuance of the development of education in Jamaica.

The scholarship programme seeks to help students achieve their educational goals while giving back to loyal customers and will award 28 recipients who have excelled academically, a scholarship valued at $100,000 for one academic year.

For grade-seven student and Courts Dare to Dream 2017 GSAT recipient Sarah Williams, her dreams of being a doctor are now being realised since being awarded her scholarship.

"I'm very grateful that with the help of Courts, I was able to offset the cost of my school fees and books," explained Williams.

"The scholarship programme has been a big lesson to me, to provide help to friends and other persons in need when I can. I am fortunate that my dreams to become a doctor are going to be achieved."

The budding swimmer continues to excel academically and has already made her school's honour roll.

Over the past 30 years, Courts Jamaica has invested millions to provide financial assistance to needy customers, or their dependents, with their educational goals. The company prides itself on supporting youths and investing in their education and as a caring corporate citizen has taken its responsibility very seriously.

The Courts Customer Scholarship Programme seeks to give back to loyal customers and provides financial assistance to needy customers or their dependents with their educational goals. Scholarship applications opened on June 11 and will close on July 6.


Eligible applicants may apply for the following scholarships:


- Tertiary: Six grants, valued at $250,000 each, and four full scholarships, valued at $400,000 each (for the duration of the programme), for persons pursuing their bachelor's degree at any recognised institution in Jamaica;

- GSAT: Twenty-eight awards, valued at $100,000 each, being awarded to students who have successfully passed the Grade Six Achievement Test with an average of 85 per cent and over.

- Skills Training: Ten awards valued at $50,000 each for persons enrolled in any HEART Trust NTA institution.