The JPS and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Limited awarded 33 bursaries and a scholarship to students on August 16, 2012, who will be attending high school in September, as well as two tertiary-level students.
At the presentation ceremony held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, 32 bursaries were awarded to students at the secondary level.
A special Jamaica 50 Bursary, in celebration of Jamaica's 50th year of Independence, went to Tiffany McMorris, who will be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication at the International University of the Caribbean. The award is valued at $50,000.
Meanwhile, Dana-Roi Brown, who will be attending the University of the West Indies, was awarded the Albert ‘Bertie’ Morris Scholarship. The award is available to a member or member’s child, who has been accepted to attend a recognised local university to pursue studies in engineering, nursing, pharmacology, management or computer science, and covers tuition for a period of three years.
Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, who was guest speaker at the function, congratulated the awardees, reminding them that “the sky is the limit”.
He further praised JPS and Partners Co-operative Credit Union and the credit union movement on the whole, for supporting students with financing education over the years.
President of JPS and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Limited, Derrick Tulloch, said the entity is committed to providing financial assistance for students’ educational pursuits.
"Throughout the years, we have remained steadfast to the education of our youths and to date, we have disbursed over $15.57 million in bursaries and scholarships,” he said.