JIS News

Jamaican student Rennie Miller is the beneficiary of a $1.5 million scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Brixton’s Education Fund, to pursue tertiary studies at the Shortwood Teacher’s College in Kingston.
Rennie, who is a resident of the Summerfield Boy’s Home in Clarendon, is the first recipient under the Fund. The scholarship is valid for three-years and the sum includes any equipment and material that the young man may need to complete his studies and fulfil his dreams of becoming a teacher.
Kiwanian Clifton Morris, who is the Superintendent of the Summerfield Home, had recommended Rennie for the special award and the request was facilitated by Clinton Atkins, President of the South London-based club.
Brixton Kiwanian Rudi Page, told JIS News that Rennie had met all the criterion for award, as he was an orphan, had an excellent academic record having achieved eight passes at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) level and was of good character. The Brixton Club was also impressed that Rennie was studying to be a teacher and worked in his community.
The Kiwanis Club of Brixton was formed in 2001 and in keeping with its creed of “investing in the future”, established the Education Scholarship Fund to support of learners, who have been orphaned and who are of good character with self-discipline.
In addition to the scholarship for Rennie, the programme is providing scholarships for students at the Belle Higher Primary School in Soweto, South Africa.
Members of the Club will visit the school in June 2006 to present awards to outstanding students and to unveil a Mary Seacole Mural to commemorate the school’s 60th anniversary.