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M&M Jamaica Ltd to offer more tertiary scholarships to students

Published:Monday | August 31, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Civil Engineering firm M&M Jamaica Ltd has boosted its outreach programme with three new tertiary scholarships for promising and deserving students, managing director Don Mullings said recently.

The announcement was made at a recent handover ceremony at the company's offices in Kingston, where Mullings, along with company director Richard Mullings and executive assistant Donnique Mullings, donated more than 50 scientific calculators and geometry sets to Paula Miller, principal of Balaclava High School.

The instruments are for use by students of the mathematics department of the school. One of the three new scholarships will also be awarded to a Balaclava High School student to pursue mathematics at the tertiary level.

"We selected Balaclava High for the donation because the school participates in our annual mathematics competition, but also because we have been doing a project in the area. Wherever we work, we also like to give back and assist the community. This has heavily influenced our decision," the managing director explained.

The remaining scholarships will be awarded to two students from inner-city communities in the corporate area to attend university. This brings the number of students being sponsored by the company at the tertiary level to eight, with assistance ranging from $100,000 to $300,000, annually, for the duration of the course of study, up to four years.

In accepting the donation, the Balaclava High School principal expressed gratitude on behalf of her team for the company's support.