Norman J. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
Lynne Mitchell Foundation is proud to honor the memory of Norman J. Lawrence through the generous donation of his daughter Chanteya Lawrence and grandson Ellis.
A scholarship in the amount of USD $2000 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 matriculated at Chetolah Park Primary school or St. Georges College.
Norman was born on July 2, 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Chetolah Park Primary School as a boy and earned a scholarship to attend the prestigious St. Georges College. This was a huge accomplishment as the oldest of 7 boys who worked every day to support family. In 1968, he graduated St. Georges College with his sights set on heading to the United State. He made it to New York and then to Florida where he retired from Amtrak with his wife, 4 children and 7 grandchildren. After retiring from Amtrak, he went back to Jamaica to work in agriculture and retail in his beloved Kingston and St Mary. Norman never forgot about his own struggles as a boy so he and his wife gave back to children in the inner city and around the island to ensure they could get a good education. Norman and his wife Laurice are the product of parents who constantly gave back to support their community which makes a scholarship the best honor to continue their work. Norman affectionately known as “Honey” loved sport especially cricket, horseracing, spending time with family and reading. He passed away at his home in Florida on April 6, 2016 at the age of 64.