Former wards of the state receive scholarships
FOUR FORMER wards of the State, who have excelled in their studies, have been presented with scholarships worth US$5,000 each by Children of Jamaica Outreach Inc. (COJO), to pursue tertiary-level education in the island.
The scholarships, which have been awarded to Tanegea Campbell, Patricia Brown, Alex Arnold, and Moesha Wolery, will allow them to study in the fields of business and the sciences at various institutions islandwide.
The students were presented with their awards at COJO's 5th annual scholarship luncheon held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston, on September 10.
Tanegea will be pursuing nursing at the Northern Caribbean University; Patricia - biology technology at the University of the West Indies; Alex - science and business studies at Montego Bay Community College; and Moesha - business Administration at Moneague College.
Strive for excellence
Addressing the recipients at the luncheon, Minister with responsibility for Information, Sandrea Falconer, urged them to continue to strive for excellence.
"Never let your present situation limit your possibilities for success, or allow the circumstances from which you come to determine how far you go in life ... the sky is the limit," she said.
Falconer told the recipients that while they would face unfavourable situations on their path to success, they should not allow these to thwart their progress, but instead remain focused in their pursuit.