Lynne Mitchell Foundation Awards Over Three Million Jamaican Dollars in Scholarships to Jamaican Students.
Lynne Mitchell Foundation is excited to announce the ten Jamaican students who were chosen to receive over $3,000,000 Jamaican Dollars in scholarships from the Lynne Mitchell Foundation 2023 Scholarship Program! This year, three scholarships were provided by the Foundation's General Scholarship Fund and seven were provided by individual donors, each honoring the memory of a loved one who has passed away. Each of the ten winners will receive between $295,000 (JMD) and $738,000 (JMD) to help with expenses at the educational institution of their choice beginning as early as this August.
The ten winners were chosen based on academic achievement, extra-curricular and community involvement, letters of recommendation, and overall character. Applicants were also asked to submit an essay about how they would strive to create a better world.
The scholarship award recipients include:
Dwayne Blake and Jordan Binns, winners of the Norman J. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship, donated by Heather Philip, in memory of her mother, Lorna Pearl Philp and also donated by Chanteya Lawrence in memory of her father, Norman J. Lawrence.
"We extend huge congratulations to our 2023 scholarship winners. It is with a great deal of joy that we provide these scholarships to help support the educational journey of these highly accomplished and well deserving students," said Marlene Gordon, President & Founder of the Lynne Mitchell Foundation. "We were blown away by their outstanding academic achievements, strong commitment to extra-curricular and community activities, and well articulated essays outlining their career aspirations and how they will strive to create a better world."
To learn more about our annual Scholarship Program, please visit https://www.lynnemitchellfoundation.org/apply.
We would like to thank The Jamaica Gleaner and Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer, for writing such a beautiful article about the Lynne Mitchell Foundation and our mission of Loving Children . . . Changing Lives. It truly captures why our mission is so close to our hearts. Thank you for amplifying our mission and helping us to spread awareness about our scholarship application program. We are now offering academic scholarship to eligible Jamaican students attending high school, university or graduate school in Jamaica, the United States or Canada. Scholarship amounts range from USD $1,500 to USD $5,000. Further details available on our website or on our scholarship application portal.
Lynne Mitchell Foundation offers academic scholarships to eligible Jamaican Students. The Foundation recently launched its new scholarship application portal and is now accepting applications.
Eligible Jamaican students may apply for the following scholarships:
Aspire Scholarship: Through its General Scholarship Fund, Lynne Mitchell Foundation will annually award $1,500 academic scholarships to eligible Jamaican students attending high school, college, or graduate school.
Lynne Mitchell Memorial Scholarship: Marlene Mitchell Gordon honors the memory of her mother, Lynne A. Mitchell, through an annual $5,000 Scholarship Fund. The Lynne A. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund will annually award an academic scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to 2 eligible Jamaican women attending college or graduate school .
Rama H. Rawal Memorial Scholarship: Rajesh Rawal honors the memory of his mother, Rama H. Rawal, through a $3,000 Scholarship Fund. Each year as funded by the Donor, the Rama H. Rawal Memorial Scholarship Fund will annually award an academic scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to 1 eligible Jamaican woman attending college or graduate school.
Sylvia Gordon Memorial Scholarship: Charles S. Gordon honors the memory of his mother, Sylvia Gordon, through an annual $2,500 Scholarship Fund. The Sylvia Gordon Memorial Scholarship Fund will annually award an academic scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to a eligible Jamaican student attending college or graduate school.
Information regarding eligibilty requirements and application deadline can be found at https://lynnemitchellfoundation.awardspring.com.
About Lynne Mitchell Foundation
At Lynne Mitchell Foundation we believe that education is a fundamental human right and that no one should be forgotten. But we know that in many places, especially third world countries, like Jamaica, life is a struggle. With high unemployment and low wages, many people live in poverty. Many schools are in disrepair and students in disadvantaged rural areas have lower chances of attending school. Change is needed and we are passionately dedicated to making change possible. We have opened our hearts in order to open doors for students who desperately need a change because we believe in giving opportunity to the forgotten. Since our inception in 2012, we have invested in the education of Jamaican children by providing resources such as school infrastructure improvements, computers, furnishings, scholarships, school supplies, uniforms, transportation and meals totaling more than USD $400,000. Our financial grants help students turn their dreams for a better life for themselves and their families into reality.
Each year we hold a signature fundraising gala to benefit underserved children in Jamaica. Our 2022 gala, “A Night in Jamaica” marked our 10-year anniversary of fulfilling our mission of "Loving Children . . . Changing Lives."
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