Two Queens students awarded Hope Elliot Memorial Scholarship

Friday, October 23, 2015

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Queen’s High School students Amealia Smith and Joyce White were awarded the Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship for their demonstration of academic, personal and civic promise. The students receive financial aid in the form of tuition and PTA fees, insurance, gears and lunch allowance to assist with furthering their educational pursuits. However this year the scholarship program has expanded to include media and social skills training, mentorship, internships and a professional photo shoot.
 
Amealia and Joyce have achieved good academic grades, are involved in school activities and participate in co-curricular activities. So far, 8 students have benefited from the scholarship fund.

Amealia Smith is a second form student who is involved in her school life. She is a member of the school's Cheerleading team and manages her time well as she holds the title of top student in her class. She lives in Spanish Town, St. Catherine with her mother, grand-mother, two sisters and a brother. All her siblings are minors attending school. Her father died when she was five years old. Since then her mother, who is a vendor, finds it difficult to sustain her family adequately being the sole provider for the family of six. This scholarship will not only provide relief for Amealia’s and will aid her continued excellent academic and social performance.
 
Joyce White is a dedicated fifth form student who has maintained excellent academic performance during her tenure at school. Joyce lives at home in Hope Bay, Portland with her parents and a sister. Her father is the sole breadwinner. Due to lack of the provision of finances, Joyce is unable to attend classes regularly; nevertheless Joyce always manages to be in the top five of her class each year. This year she was placed third.
 
Joyce will be sitting eight subjects at the CSEC level this academic year. The subjects are Mathematics, English Language, Social Studies, History, Biology, Information Technology, Principle of Business and Religious education. This scholarship will aid her greatly in attending school every day and subsequently allow her to be in a position to produce even better grades and be propelled towards becoming an asset to society.
 
The Scholarship:
 
The Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship, offered through the Hope Elliot Foundation and The Queens School, provides financial assistance to students of The Queens School that have shown academic promise but do not have financial means.  Recipients possess strong civic values and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to continuing Hope’s Vision. The Hope Elliot Memorial Scholarship is one of five scholarships available to students at the Queens School.

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