Caribbean Education Foundation Awards $2 Million JA in Paul Bogle Scholarships to 18 Needy Children to attend high schools in Jamaica!
The Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) has awarded its 2012 Paul Bogle Scholarships to 18 brilliant children to attend high schools in Jamaica: 7 new children in financial need who passed the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to attend High Schools; renewed 11 scholarships for its 2011 and 2010 recipients who entered grades 8 and 9. The 18 Scholarships total over $2 Million Jamaican dollars. Paul Bogle Scholarships are awarded to qualified and talented children who graduated from Primary Schools and passed their exams to attend High Schools but are in financial need, and/or could be in danger nonattendance due to lack of financial resources. The Scholarship pays: school fees, text books, school supplies, uniforms, shoes, transportation and lunch for the 2012-2013 school year. Scholarships are renewable each year of if the student meets the required criteria of daily attendance, solid academics (at least a “B” Average) and good character.
The scholarship recipients satisfied the Paul Bogle Scholarship strict requirements: high academics (at least a “B” grade point average); passed Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT); evidence of financial need; and solid production of four prescribed essays. The Caribbean Education Foundation maintains high standards for its scholarship recipients. As is evidenced from the high caliber of students who are awarded Paul Bogle Scholarships, CEF Scholars are among the best and brightest in Jamaica. In addition, they are attending some of the best High Schools throughout the country.
Academic Year 2012-2013 Scholarship recipients are:
2012 New Scholarships: Attending grade 7
DANIA FORBES: Campion College Primary School: St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston
DANIELLIA SIMPSON: deCarteret College Primary School: Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston
SHAMARIE COLLINS: St. George’s College Primary School: St. Peter Claver Primary, KingstonNICOLE BROWN: Kingston College Primary School: Rollington Town Primary, Kingston
CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS: Ardenne High Primary School: St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston
ANDRE BENT: Jamaica College - (Grade 8) Primary School: Jones Town Primary, Kingston
TAMIA ROBINSON: Hampton School - (Grade 9) Primary School: Mount Airy All Age, Westmoreland2011 Scholarship Renewals: Attending Grade 8 JANNEIL PILGRIM: Immaculate Conception High School for Girls Primary School: St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston ASHAUNI BERNARD: Wolmer’s High School for Boys Primary School: St. Peter Claver Primary, Kingston
SAVENA MILLER: Immaculate Conception High School for Girls Primary School: Portsmouth Primary School, St. Catherine CURTIS LOZANE: Calabar High School Primary School: Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston JANET MANNINGS: Morant Bay High School Primary School: Morant Bay Primary, St. Thomas GARTH PEARSON: Kingston College Primary School: Balmagie Primary, Kingston2010 Scholarship Renewals: Attending Grade 9 TREVISA BRYAN: Morant Bay High School Primary School: Morant Bay Primary, St. Thomas
COYA CHRISTIE: Wolmer’s High School for Girls Primary School: Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston SARAH JONES: Immaculate Conception High School Primary School: Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston AMOY GILLESPIE: Ardenne High School Primary School: Portsmouth Primary, St. Catherine RAVORN CAMPBELL: Calabar High School Primary School: Duhaney Park Primary, Kingston
MEET CEF'S NEW 2012 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
SHAMARIE COLLINS: St. George's College
Grade:7 Age: 12
Shamarie has always had "big dreams". He is optimistic about the future and will accomplish his dreams. He served as "Deputy Head Boy" at St. Peter Claver Primary School and feels he is on a path to be "Outstanding". The Paul Bogle Scholarship Award would make him feel like he can accomplish any of his dreams. He plans to excel in high school and attend university. His career goal is become a principled politician, "a voice for the voiceless".
Shamarie was an "A" student at St. Peter Claver. He was awarded high scores on the GSAT, including 96% in Mathematics and 94% in Social Studies. He lives with his grandmother who is his guardian, mother and five other children, including two sisters and three cousins all of whom his grandmother takes care of. He applied for the scholarship without his guardian's knowledge, to be surprise gift to ease the severe financial burden. Shamarie says, "I hope that someday I will be able to give a child or some needy children the opportunity you are giving me."
DANIELLIA SIMPSON: deCarteret College
Grade: 7 Age: 12
Daniellia has been an "A" student at Duhaney Park Primary School. She received high scores on the Grade Six Achievement Test, including 96% in Language Arts and 94% in Social Studies. She passed for St. Andrew High for Girls, her top choice. Unfortunately, she is unable to attend her first choice, because she had to move to live with her grandmother.
Daniellia lives in Manchester with her grandmother, who is her new guardian. Daniellia's mother died in June 2011, when she was just 11 years old. Her mother's death has been very difficult to deal with. Despite her circumstances, Daniellia came "Second in her Class" and "Top Girl Overall" at Duhaney Park Primary. Daniellia knows that success comes with hard work and this guides her on a daily basis. She says, "If I should be the recipient of the Paul Bogle Scholarship, I would make myself and the organization very proud with the level of work I will produce." Her goal is to become a Veterinarian to help to heal animals.
CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS: Ardenne High
Grade: 7 Age: 12
Christopher has been a brilliant “A” student at St. Peter Claver Primary School. He earned top scores on the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), including 97% in Mathematics and 97% in Science. This scholarship will not only provide financial and emotional relief from stress, but also give him motivation in fulfilling his dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor. His goal is to help the sick, find cures for diseases and increase the life expectancy of humanity.
Christopher lives in the “ghetto” with a single parent mother and a twin brother. His mother tries very hard to provide necessities, but does not have a formal education to get a job that adequately pays to provide for her two children. Christopher is determined to continue working hard and obtain excellence and a formal education. There were many times that he and his brother had to go to school without lunch money, but they go to school no matter what. According to Christopher, “I am fully prepared to make the sky my limit as stated by the great Paul Bogle, ‘I will walk, no, run to the end of the road so that I could be a good role model.’”
DANIA FORBES: Campion College
Grade: 7 Age: 12
Dania excelled at St. Peter Claver Primary School, maintaining an "A+" Grade Point Average. She performed outstanding on the GSAT, obtaining 100% in Communication and 98% in Science. Her goal is to become a Medical Doctor, a Cardiologist.
Dania lives in the inner-city community of Seaview Gardens with her mother and siblings. Her mother is unemployed and unable to provide all the items required for high school attendance. Dania wants to be able to focus on studying and continuing to excel, without worrying about finances to attend school.
NICOLE BROWN: Wolmer's High for Girls
Grade: 7 Age: 12
Nicole has maintained an "A" average at Rollington Town Primary School. She earned high scores on the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in every subject, including 96% in Mathematics and 96% in Social Studies. Nicole's goal is to become a Lawyer to help others resolve problems.
Nicole lives with her aunt who is her guardian. She has four brothers and sisters. Her aunt is currently unemployed and unable to obtain the funds for school fee, text books and school supplies to attend high school. Nicole says the Paul Bogle Scholarship "will give me the foundation to build a better me and build foundation for my career goal."
ANDRE BENT: Jamaica College
Grade: 8 Age: 13
Andre lives in the inner-city “ghetto” area of Jones Town in Kingston. He lives with his unemployed parents and has three sisters. While the family was elated that Andre passed his GSAT to attend the prestigious Jamaica College, it was also a cause for stress due to high costs of attendance. It has been a severe challenge to the family to provide all the academic needs for Andre to attend high school.
At Jones Town Primary, Andre was a hard worker and maintained a high grade point average. He constantly tells himself that he has to work hard and persevere. He did well on the Grade Six Achievement Test, including 87% in Science and 85% in Mathematics. He says the Paul Bogle Scholarship will help him financially, educationally and personally. It gives him hope.
TAMIA ROBINSON: Hampton School
Grade: 9 Age: 14
Tamia has always been an excellent student. In 2010, Tamia passed her GSAT from Mount Airy All Age School. She was the top student for the GSAT for her school, and was awarded a place at Hampton School for Girls. In November 2011, Tamia received a Gold Certificate from her school for Outstanding Performance 2010-2011. Tamia has had to board on school campus as Hampton High is located in St. Elizabeth and she lives in Negril, Westmoreland.
For the first year at Hampton School, Tamia’s mother was able to manage okay financially, as she was employed and received some assistance from Tamia's absent father. In November 2010, Tamia’s mother was diagnosed with Leukemia and due to her deteriorating health condition, she had to stop working. During all of this, the father disappeared and his minor financial assistance was cut off. Her mother is constantly ill and the cancer medication is costing her every penny.
As a result, Tamia and her two siblings have been unable to attend school regularly. Basic necessities such as food and toiletries have become hard to obtain. Utilities have been cut off frequently. Tamia worries about dropping out of school to the point where she gets ill and now suffers from panic attacks. Tamia is a hardworking and a disciplined individual who knows that education is the only sure way out of poverty.
BIG THANK YOU!
2012 CEF EDUCATION AMBASSADORS
Each Education Ambassador adopted a student and funds her or him for the year.
2012 AMBASSADORS: Natasha Davids, Cecile Sutherland, Sandra Hines, Marcia Kimm, Claudia Higgs-Donovan, Wayne Melbourne, Esq., Marcia Higgs, Rev. Ben Sorensen (former CEF Board), Nikiki Bogle, Esq. (CEF Board), Malachi Smith (CEF Board), Erica Lee-Benedetto (CEF Board), Nicolas Gaglio, Esq. (CEF Board), Ann McLaughlin (CEF Board), Sean Donovan (CEF Board), Jacquline Haley (CEF Board), Malcolm Medley, Esq. (CEF Board).
Caribbean Education Foundation sends a “SPECIAL THANK YOU” to all its sponsors, partners and donors that helped to make our High School Scholarships possible for the 2012-2013 school year, and in particular:
* Global Giving
* Bogle & Chang Law Firm * Carnegie Corporation of New York
* Boston JUMP, Inc. * Monthly Recurring Donor: Marcia Brock
* Monthly Recurring Donor: Fay Cleghorn
* Monthly Recurring Donor: Kevin Brown
(CEF Alum; CEF Vernice Stubbs Higher Education Scholarship Recipient in 2008 while at University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica)
In order for CEF to continue helping to educate poor children, it needs your help. It costs $1,500 U.S. dollars to educate one child in Jamaica for the school year. CEF is urging individuals, corporations, and organizations to “Adopt a Student” to become a “CEF Education Ambassador.”
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