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Duhaney Park Primary, Queens Prep students win top GSAT scholarships

Saturday, June 16, 2007    

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THIRTY-TWO students from primary and preparatory schools islandwide, were recipients of 2007 GSAT scholarships provided by the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Education and Youth.

Private sector partners also provided scholarships for an additional 34 high-performing GSAT students, the education ministry said in a late afternoon statement.

Top boy and girl scholarship winners are Romario White of Duhaney Park Primary and Rachel Chin of The Queens Prep School.

Based on the ministry's GSAT scholarship administration criteria, these students will receive the most lucrative of the private sector scholarships.

The top four government scholarship winners are Romario Maxwell of St Richards Primary who won the Marcus Garvey Scholarship; Kimberly Webb of Howard Cooke Primary who won the George William Gordon Scholarship; Adrene Hibbert of Seaforth Primary who won the Paul Bogle Scholarship and Britney Gordon of Howard Cooke Primary who received the JAG Smith Scholarship.

Government of Jamaica Scholarships were also awarded to 14 top boys and 14 top girls from government primary and private preparatory schools across five of the six educational regions.

Private sector GSAT scholarship providers include Bank of Nova Scotia, Blue Cross of Jamaica, Horlicks, Guardian Life and Kraft Foods.

Other scholarships include Petrojam Limited Scholarship, the Aubrey Phillips Memorial Scholarship from the JTA and the Dr Mabel Downer Memorial Scholarship.

GSAT scholarship winners all performed outstandingly in the examinations which were sat at the end of March 2007.

According to the Ministry of Education and Youth policy, each student is only eligible for one scholarship.

The top four scholarships awarded by the Government of Jamaica are valued at $180,000 each, while the other 28 Government scholarships are valued at $100,000 each.

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