Career & Education

First Union Foundation awards 12 'Buss A Yute' scholarships

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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As part of its corporate social responsibility the First Union Financial Group, through its foundation, has developed an initiative, the “Buss A Yute” scholarship programme.

The programme aims to facilitate the success of youngsters by allowing them to be able to seize opportunities available to them, primarily in education.

From the intense competition, 12 high school students were selected from across the island to receive the back-to-school scholarships. To be successful applicants should have an “A” average, good attendance, be part of extra-curricular activities, and must present two recommendations from a teacher, pastor or member of the community.

Nicole Jenkins, group chief corporate executive, stated that: “First Union Foundation will continue to play its part in creating opportunities for underprivileged youth; to encourage, reward and enable them to build a solid foundation, which will further impact our nation's growth.”

This initiative hopes to have a positive impact not only on the students and parents, but also the various communities from which the scholars come.




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