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  • Brookton Cummings and Sasha-Kay Campbell of Montego Bay, St. James have been awarded the Bayley-Hay Memorial Scholarship
  • The scholarships are valued at $100,000 each
  • The Bayley-Hay Scholarship is awarded annually in recognition of one of the Credit Union’s late stalwarts

Brookton Cummings and Sasha-Kay Campbell of Montego Bay, St. James, who were successful in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), have been awarded the Bayley-Hay Memorial Scholarship valued at $100,000 each, by the Montego Co-operative Credit Union (MCCU).

The recipients, who are enrolled in Cornwall College and Montego Bay High School respectively, were presented with the scholarships during a recent ceremony at the Day-O Plantation Restaurant in Fairfield, St. James.

Addressing participants, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Lloyd B. Smith commended the Montego Bay Credit Union for “being at the forefront of assisting persons who wish to pursue academic excellence”.

He commended the Credit Union, which he noted had been engaged in this philantropic activity for some 17 years, during which it has awarded 68 scholarships and bursaries totaling approximately $3.3 million.

“No monetary figure can accurately reflect the value of the contribution your institution is making to ensure that these boys and girls fulfill their potentials to achieve success, excellence and greatness,” the Deputy Speaker said.

Emphasising that the greatest asset that the country possesses is its people, Mr. Smith, who is also the Member of Parliament for St. James Central Constituency, congratulated the Credit Union for boldly investing in the nation’s human capital.

“Education can liberate you and make you become a person of worth and substance. The Ministry of Education therefore acknowledges the Montego Cooperative Credit Union’s consistent support for education and anticipates your continued contribution to the sector,” Mr. Smith added.

The Bayley-Hay Scholarship is awarded annually in recognition of one of the Credit Union’s late stalwarts who gave invaluable service to the movement. The scholarships span five years, with students receiving annual assistance.