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."
We are a qualified 501(c)(3) charity
Lynne Mitchell Foundation, Inc. is a qualified tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Lynne Mitchell Foundation, Inc., registration # CH38687, is registered with the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act. 100% of each contribution is received by LMFI. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
The Lynne Mitchell Foundation hosted over 230 guests at its 'A Night in Jamaica Gala' on Saturday, October 8th, at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, FL. Net proceeds from the event totaled over $80,000 through the silent auction, live auction and donations from guests. Net proceeds from the gala will go towards the initiatives of the Foundation, with a vast majority of the funds going towards the Foundation's scholarship program, which helps underserved students in Jamaica attend university or obtain post graduate degrees. Marlene Gordon, the President of the Foundation, and the Board of the Foundation, hosted guests with an evening of food, entertainment, and silent and live auctions.
"I am grateful for the support the Foundation has received over the past 10 years and especially this year in our current economic environment," said Gordon. "Knowing that there are more constraints than ever with domestic and personal affairs, I am humbled by the care and outpouring of support we continue to receive. It's moving to see that there is an understanding that our own challenges do not compare to the challenges in third world countries like Jamaica where students have to fight everyday for their basic needs with few resources available to assist them. On behalf of myself and our Board, I say a big thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts at the gala. You help us to to offer opportunities to high achieving students who might otherwise be forgotten."
Founded in 2012 by Gordon, the purpose of the Lynne Mitchell Foundation is to providing educational resources, including academic scholarships that help Jamaican students who are excelling in their studies have the financial means to attend high school, college, or obtain a post-graduate degree. Through the Foundation, Gordon honors the legacy of her late mother, Lynne Mitchell, who came from a poor and rural part of the island and who achieved a successful career in hospitality management after being able to pursue her educational dreams. Through the Foundation, Gordon strives to help change the future of underserved children in Jamaica in significant ways, allowing them to realize their dreams and become the next generation of leaders that will make their communities better places to live.
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View the Impact Video of the Foundation over the last 10 years.
View pictures from A Night in Jamaica Gala.