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Sylvia Gordon Memorial Scholarship

Funded By

Charles Gordon

Funded by Charles Gordon, in honor of the memory of his mother, Sylvia Gordon, the Sylvia Gordon Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $2,500 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican student attending attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.

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.

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