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A five-year scholarship valued at $100,000.00 has been awarded to Camille Wedderburn, a graduate of Supreme Preparatory School in Montego Bay, who did exceptionally well in her GSAT examinations.
The scholarship, which has been made available through Churches Co-operative Credit Union in Montego Bay, is being presented for the ninth year to top performers in pre-high school examinations.
As part of celebrations for its second year in Montego Bay, Churches Co-operative Credit Union has chosen Camille, who will be attending the Mt. Alvernia High School in September, as this year’s recipient of the scholarship.
She received the first year’s amount of $20,000.00 during the second anniversary celebrations at the credit union’s offices on Union Street in Montego Bay, recently.
Business Development Officer of Churches Credit Union office in western Jamaica, Tracy-Ann Daley, told JIS News that in order for students to qualify for these scholarships, they would have to be holders of youth accounts at the credit union, which should be taken out by parents or guardians of such students at a minimum of $150.00.
“The student is chosen for the scholarship, not only because of membership here. We consult the Ministry of Education, making analysis of those students numbering over 50, who have done very well in the GSAT examinations and choose the best from that group. We are happy to announce that Camille is our youth scholarship awardee for the year 2005,” Miss Daley told JIS News.
She pointed out that the organization has been doing fairly well since coming to Montego Bay, and regularly reached out to the needy at Blossom Gardens Children’s Home and other groups across the parish.
The second anniversary celebrations also saw several adults and students winning various prizes and provided with information on savings and business options by way of information booths set up at the office.