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Lorna Pearl Philp and Felix William Philp Memorial Scholarship

Funded By

Heather Philp

Lynne Mitchell Foundation is proud to honor the memory of Lorna “Pearl” Philp (Byrd) and Felix Philp through the generous donation of their daughter Heather Philp.

A scholarship in the amount of USD $5000 will be awarded to provide one-time educational assistance for a person attending a two-year or four-year accredited college/university or graduate school. To be considered for the Scholarship, applicants must have graduated from a high school in Jamaica. Well-rounded students who demonstrate a significant commitment to academic achievement are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who come from Kingston, Manchester or Westmoreland.

Providing this scholarship in memory of our parents, gives our family a tremendous sense of pride and joy. Growing up in Jamaica at a time where having a television set was rare, I recall our dad inviting the entire neighborhood to gather around the verandah, to watch whatever was showing on the TV. Gone are those days, but the memory of sharing with others stays with us to this very day.

The foundation of the Philp/Byrd family was to love your family, be kind to your community, respect each other, strive for excellence no matter what you do and focus on your education. Although times were sometime difficult raising a large family, their drive and determination to want more for the family took the family from Kingston to Harlem, New York in the early 1970’s. This is the place where the family thrived and as we look back reminded us that we were so rich in love. No matter where the Philp family lived our Jamaican culture centered us as we navigated life in the states.

It is for this reason that we pay it forward and support the next generation of Jamaican dreamers to reach their full potential, strive for excellence and be a shining example of hope for their family and community.

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