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Lynne Mitchell Foundation Announces 2024 Scholarships: Applications Now Open

We are pleased to announce that applications for our 2024 scholarships are now open!

Thanks to generous donors, the Lynne Mitchell Foundation offers several scholarships to help Jamaican students overcome financial barriers to post-secondary degrees. Jamaican students who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership, clearly defined career goals, the determination to succeed and the desire to give back to their communities are encouraged to apply. Available scholarship opportunities and the link to the online application portal are listed below.

 

ASPIRE SCHOLARSHIP

Through its General Scholarship Fund, in 2024, the Lynne Mitchell Foundation will award a USD $2,500 academic scholarship to eligible Jamaican students attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school in Jamaica; and a USD $5,000 academic scholarship to eligible Jamaican students attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school outside of Jamaica.








CLAUDIA KAYE FENNELL-GIBBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Funded by various donors, in honor of the memory of the late Claudia Kaye Fennell-Gibbs, in 2024, the Claudia Kaye Fennell-Gibbs Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $2,000 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican student attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.


Claudia was a pillar of strength for her family and a matriarch for her own tribe of 3 beautiful children. She always made an earnest effort to encourage, empower and support the future generation. Her kindness to those in need knew no bounds, while encouraging others to do the little that they could to help better someone else.



ELEANOR HANSELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by W. Barry Blum, in honor of the memory of his late elementary school teacher, Eleanor Hansell, in 2024, the Eleanor Hansell Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $5,000 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican student attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.


Eleanor taught elementary school in Kansas and in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania for 32 years, shaping the lives of countless children with an uncanny ability to see the best in every child. She was a teacher in the spirit of the Lynne Mitchell Foundation. In 1963, during just her second year in Bristol Township, “Mrs. Hansell” took a special interest in a precocious and unruly first-grader, not only tolerating his near-constant disruptions but always encouraging him with love to reach for the stars. That began a life-long relationship that saw Eleanor and her husband Bob attending that former first-grader’s wedding in Jacksonville, Florida in 1985, now culminating in this memorial scholarship.



LYNNE MITCHELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by Marlene Mitchell Gordon, in honor of the memory of her mother, the late Lynne Mitchell, in 2024, the Lynne Mitchell Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $5,000 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican woman attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.


The Lynne Mitchell Foundation was founded in December 2012 to honor the memory of Lynne Mitchell, a servant leader who taught that love has little to do with what one says and a lot to do with what one does. She would always remind her daughter, "don't just say you love, show your love." During her life, she used her time, talents and resources to do whatever she could - big or small - to make a positive difference in the lives of others, especially those less fortunate than herself. The Lynne Mitchell Foundation and this scholarship continues her legacy of love - one act at a time.



RAMA H. RAWAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by Raj Rawal, in honor of the memory of his mother, the late Rama H. Rawal, in 2024, the Rama H. Rawal Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $3,000 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican woman attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.


Rama was an incredibly strong and fiercely independent person. She earned a master's degree at a time when few women in India even went to college. Similarly, when her husband came to America, she remained in India for more than two years and continued to work full-time as a high school teacher while caring for both sons. Rama handled the ups and downs of life with cheerfulness, optimism, and humor.






ERNEST M. CHANNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by various donors, in honor of the memory of the late Ernest M. Channer, in 2024, the Ernest M. Channer Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $3,000 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican student attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.


Ernest was a devoted husband and father. He cherished family gatherings and never hesitated to assist both family and friends, regardless of the circumstances. Throughout his arduous 15-year battle with the rare illness Amyloidosis (Familial) that many of his siblings share, Ernest participated in clinical trials, generously sharing his journey to further the advancement of treatment for this disease.



SLYVIA GORDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by Charles Gordon, in honor of the memory of his mother, the late Sylvia Gordon, in 2024, the Sylvia Gordon Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $2,500 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican student attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.


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.



NORMAN J. LAWRENCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by Chanteya Lawrence, in honor of the memory of her father, the late Norman J. Lawrence, in 2024, the Norman J. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $2,000 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican student attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.


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.

 

Questions on how to establish a Memorial Scholarship can be directed to info@lynnemitchellfoundation.org.


Applications to our scholarships can be submitted via the Lynne Mitchell Foundation Scholarship Application Portal at https://lynnemitchellfoundation.awardspring.com/


Questions regarding scholarship application support can be directed to info@lynnemitchellfoundation.org.


To learn more about the Lynne Mitchell Foundation, or to donate to our General Scholarship Fund, visit our website at www.lynnemitchellfoundation.org.



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