UTech Business Student Receives Jamaica-America Friendship Association Award


United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Brenda LaGrange Johnson today (Oct. 11) presented a $60,000 bursary to 21-year-old Rockeisha Codling, a final year student of Business Administration at the University of Technology (UTech).
The bursary was established by the Jamaica-America Friendship Association (JAFA) to further strengthen the relationship between Jamaica and the United States.
Speaking at the award ceremony, which was held at the U.S. Embassy auditorium on Oxford Road, JAFA President, Morin Seymour, said the award represented the “exchange of information, ideas and perspectives to foster international understanding and leadership,” between Jamaica and the U.S.
He said Miss Codling was selected because of her leadership qualities, and that JAFA was “cognisant of the importance of building leadership [and] of assisting with the education of individuals in need who demonstrate the potential to become future leaders of Jamaica”.
Miss Codling told JIS News that she was grateful for the award as the assistance would go a far way in helping her to complete her studies. Miss Codling was selected from several candidates after an extensive elimination process, which included an interview.
The bursary is awarded to tertiary students who must at least have a 3.0 grade point average, exhibit emotional maturity. The award also addresses financial need.

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