THE GraceKennedy Foundation has announced that it will provide more than $14 million in scholarships and bursaries for university students for the 2016/17 academic year.
The GraceKennedy Foundation will offer seven full scholarships and a number of bursaries to students attending the University of the West Indies, University of Technology Jamaica, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and the Caribbean Maritime Institute.
“We recognise that it is becoming more and more challenging for students to fund their tertiary education. We want to play our part in helping to build Jamaica’s workforce by investing in these bright, talented young people. We are pleased to be able to contribute towards their future,” stated Caroline Mahfood, executive director of the foundation.
“Receiving the Bruce Rickards scholarship last year meant that my parents and I had one less bill to worry about. The economic elements pull so many brilliant young minds away from their dreams, I am glad it no longer looms over my head,” stated Daniel Gray, former Kingston College student who currently attends the University of Technology.
Beginning this year, the foundation will take over the administration of the GraceKennedy/Jamaica Scholarship which used to be managed by the Ministry of Education. All scholarship awardees who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA will have their scholarship renewed until the completion of their degree.
Only online applications will be accepted. For further details, and to apply, interested persons must go to www.gracekennedy.com/gkfscholarships. Applications close on July 15, 2016.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview, the foundation said