THE TRUSTEES of the Intellectual Foundation of Jamaica (IFOJ) have announced the expansion of the Jamaica high-school scholarship programme for the 2012/2013 school year, from two to five scholarships.
Each scholarship award is in the amount of US$1,800 per year for two years (grades 10 and 11) and will fund school expenses such as mandatory school fees, lunches, transportation, textbooks and uniforms. Recipients are selected at the sole discretion of the Foundation's trustees, based on a combination of academic qualification and financial need.
In a release this week, the Foundation congratulated and saluted its 2012/13 new recipients; Colleen Reid and Neiliah Nelson (St Thomas High) and Jonathan Rhoden, as well as second-year recipients Sasha-lee Hyatt and Tracy-Ann Burry, all of Kingston High.
"The Intellectual Foundation of Jamaica remains committed to helping Jamaican students succeed," said Garnet Gibson, the Foundation's chairman.
"We're especially committed to helping those with financial needs and a steadfast commitment to educational excellence. Through the generosity of our donors, we continue to expand our programme, giving more students the opportunity to achieve academic success."
The awards affirm IFOJ's commitment to its mission of making a tangible contribution to the development of Jamaica through its investment in secondary-level education. We will continue to seek opportunities to equip students to succeed in high school and beyond.
IFOJ is an educational charitable foundation, organised in the states of Colorado and Massachusetts, USA.
For more information, please visit its website at www.intellectualfoundationofjamaica.org or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/intellectualfoundationofjamaica.