Thirteen students from Hanover, who have gained entry to high schools, colleges and universities in September, have been awarded scholarships by the Tryall Club Scholarship Fund, amounting to over $3.5 million.
Topping the list of awardees was Shaniek Parks, who was awarded the Louise Cullman Scholarship and will be attending the University of Leeds, the United Kingdom.
Other awardees were: Rhomario Davis, who will be attending Ruseas High; Eashwayne Haughton, Munro High; Rayvene Jennings, Irwin High; Keroy Powell, Cornwall College; and Orvette Campbell, Rohan Ellis, Shaneika Hazle and Tamar McKenzie, who will be attending the Montego Bay Community College.
Recipients of the Tryall Fund Scholarship awards with some Board members during the presentation ceremony at the Tryall Great House, in Hanover. Members are (from left): Managing Director Tryall Club, Gerald Giarla; Chairperson, Terri McGraw and Vice Chairperson, Alice Needle.
The four other students who have been awarded university scholarships are: Enleigh Kerr and Kevaughn Reid who are slated to attend the University of the West Indies, Mona, and Christina Mason and Omar McKenzie who will be attending the University of Technology (UTech).
The presentation ceremony was held at the Tryall Great House on August 12.
Chairman of the Tryall Fund Board of Directors, Terri McGraw, told JIS News that the presentations were made in support of the many budding students who are preparing to be the country’s future leaders.
“We see this as a way of giving back to the country by providing financial support to these outstanding academic performing students who just need a little money to get them to their goals and aspirations. We don’t want finances to stand in the way of somebody’s desire or ambition to be successful in life,” Mrs. McGraw said.
Replying on behalf of the awardees, Miss Parks said that the scholarships represent an opportunity for them to continue their studies.
“I have always seen education as the means by which any individual possessing passion and determination can assist to change the world,” she said.