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  • Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has congratulated recipients of scholarships from Burger King worth $4 million.
  • The Education Minister hailed Burger King for its continued support to the education sector.
  • Among the scholarship recipients are University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona undergraduate students who were awarded $900,000 each.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has congratulated recipients of scholarships from Burger King worth $4 million.

At an awards ceremony at The Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on August 25, Senator Reid urged the youngsters to continue placing a high value on education, as well as on the generosity of their benefactor.

“You have a responsibility, not only to yourselves and your parents, but to Jamaica, that you are going to continue to excel. Because we know that excellence is not an act, it ought to be a habit,” he said.

The Education Minister hailed Burger King for its continued support to the education sector.

Among the scholarship recipients are University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona undergraduate students who were awarded $900,000 each.

Chavel Ford, matriculating from St. Andrew High School, was awarded the Lois Sherwood Scholarship to pursue a degree in International Relations and Spanish and Jelani Atkinson, from St. George’s College received the Rodwell Lake Scholarship to read for an Economics degree.

Miss Ford expressed appreciation for the award.

“I am very elated and honoured to receive this scholarship and I know that, for me, it is a chance to become who I want to be, to achieve my dreams and move on to another stage in my life,” she told JIS News.

The secondary-level awardees were Zahara Williams, Tajani Scott, Brianna Smellie and Chestani Tulloch, who were each awarded $40,000 per year.

Jevaughn Bonnick, who will be attending Clarendon College, received the Valda Ormsby GSAT Scholarship, while Michael Morgan received a Special Education Grant of $75,000.

Thirteen additional children moving to secondary school also received book grants worth $15,000 each.