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NEVA Alum Gets Columbia Award

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Dr Neva Alexander (right) discussing Scholastic Achievement Test material with Khaleel Atkinson.

National Educational Venture Alliance (NEVA) alum Khaleel Atkinson received word that she had not only been admitted to Columbia University, but was also the recipient of a special new student scholarship. Columbia is a renowned Ivy League university in the United States (US).

"I am very excited about this news. I am so glad that I found Dr Neva Alexander's Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) classes just in time," said an enthusiastic Atkinson. She will receive US$10,000 towards her tuition.

Having spent just 10 weeks at NEVA, Atkinson improved her SAT scores by 300 points. The highest score on this test is 2,400, and with Dr Alexander's help, she was able to achieve an impressive score of more than 2,000 points. The SAT examination is compulsory for students aspiring to study in the US.




Atkinson plans to pursue a career in medicine or paediatric surgery. Her decision to study medicine stems from a deep-seated fascination with the intricacies of the human body and her desire to help others - particularly children. A graduate of Wolmer's High School for Girls, Atkinson is no stranger to success as she received 10 distinctions in CSEC and another eight in CAPE.

SAT classes at NEVA are held on Saturdays, and the sessions which began on July 4, will end on August 29. Jamaicans across the island aspiring to acquire a degree from the United States can attend NEVA's classes in Kingston, Mandeville, and Montego Bay. This training centre also has branches in New York and Florida.

For more information call: 925-NEVA or email