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Corporate Hands: Joan Duncan Foundation Gives Millions in Scholarships

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Floyd Lewis (second right), personal portfolio adviser, Jamaica Money Market Brokers Limited (JMMB), Montego Bay branch, presents a cheque to Sophia Reid (centre), administrator of the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf, on behalf of the Joan Duncan Foundation. Sharing in the moment are students (from left) Kemoy Clarke, Nickay Colquhoun, Shadean Wynter, and Tracey-Ann Myrie, branch operations manager for JMMB.
Jacqueline Peterkin (seated left), tests her new sewing machine provided courtesy of the Joan Duncan Foundation. Jamaica Money Market Brokers team members Tracey-Ann Myrie and Roger Williams observe keenly. The machine will assist Peterkin in continuing her garment construction business which was halted after damage to the previous machine.
Kisha Anderson (second left), country manager, Jamaica Money Market Brokers Limited, presents a cheque to members of the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica (from left), Althea Walters, assistant chief commissioner; Betty Ann Blaine, chairman, finance committee; Marjorie Gaynor, chief commissioner; Jossett Francis-Wint, president; Shakiro Scott, a brownie; and Kamoya Green, a girl guide. The donation will support the renovation of the association’s headquarters.

The Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers Group, will award more than $1 million in new scholarships for the new academic year, following the opening of its scholarship application process - March 1 to May 30.

Scholarships are available to individuals pursuing studies at the secondary and tertiary level and showing evidence of their involvement in school or community activities or a service club, coupled with verifiable financial need and demonstration of high academic performance. These new awards will supplement the more than 20 scholarships totalling more than $3 million awarded by the Joan Duncan Foundation for the 2014-15 academic year to students islandwide.

Scholarship recipients are invited to participate in transformational leadership training organised by the foundation.