Sylvia Gordon Memorial Scholarship
Sylvia Gordon (1929 - 2016)
Lynne Mitchell Foundation is proud to honor the memory of Sylvia Gordon through the generous annual donation of her youngest son, Charles Gordon of USD $2,500. The Sylvia Gordon Memorial Scholarship Fund will annually award an academic scholarship in the amount of USD $2,500 to an eligible Jamaican student attending university or a graduate school program in Jamaica, the United States or Canada. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have graduated from a high school in Jamaica. Well-rounded Jamaican students who demonstrate a significant commitment to academic achievement are encouraged to apply.
About Sylvia Gordon
Sylvia was born November 23, 1929, in Mount Pleasant, Hanover, Jamaica. Her father passed away when she was just three years old and her mother when she was 11 years old. She was then raised by an aunt in Hanover. Separated from her brother and sisters, Sylvia was determined to make a good life for herself, despite her difficult childhood. She always loved school and valued education. Sylvia married Wilbert Gordon and was the mother of six children. Sylvia moved to the United States in the late 1960’s to create opportunities for herself and her family. There she worked hard and endured being separated from her husband and her children. But no matter the difficulties of her circumstances, Sylvia never gave up, always clinging to her dreams to provide the best she could for her family. From her years of hard work, struggles and determination, Sylvia fulfilled her dream to ensure that her family was well taken care of. After seeing her children grow up and become independent, Sylvia entered a new chapter, that of being a loving and doting grandmother.
Sylvia handled the challenges of her life by leaning on her strong faith in God. Always the optimist, she was filled with an abundance of love and showed it to everyone she met. Sylvia passed away on March 22, 2016, in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the age of 87.