Thirty-three students, 18 boys and 15 girls, will be formally recognised as JN Scholars by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) at a reception to be held on September 8.
The GSAT scholarship recipients, including 16 children of JN Group employees, are among the country's top performing students in the 2013 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), and have received five-year scholarships to cover fees and other expenses. Three of the recipients have been awarded scholarships for being active participants in the JN School Savings Programme.
Since the inception of the JNBS GSAT scholarship awards in 1983, some 436 students have benefited from the programme.
"The scholarship award is a thoughtful gesture by Jamaica National and I am thankful for it," said Marilyn Welch, mother of David Welch, who is the JNBS scholarship recipient for the parish of Portland. "Without the scholarship, I would have had to source funding elsewhere. I was able to use the scholarship funds for his school fee."
David, a former student of Liberty Learning Centre in the parish, scored an average of 97.14 in the GSAT and gained a place at Campion College.