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GG to launch 4-year degree scholarship

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 | 5:28 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Governor General Sir Patrick Allen will on Thursday launch a degree scholarship under his ‘I Believe Initiative’.

The four-year degree scholarship in Information Technology will be tenable at the New Rochelle Campus of Monroe College in New York, USA, as of August 2014.

The scholarship, according to the Governor General's Office, is in partnership with Monroe College and entrepreneurs James and Manuela Goren.

Interested candidates have until March 15 to submit applications.

Eligible candidates should: be resident Jamaican and recent graduates of a Jamaican high school; possess a minimum of seven CXC passes; possess a minimum of three CAPE passes; have a strong sense of volunteerism and demonstrate a willingness to contribute to Jamaica's growth and development.

Interested applicants should submit: a standard Monroe admissions application online at www.monroecollege.edu; IBI-Monroe Scholarship application form to be obtained from www.ibelieveinitiative.org; high school transcripts, CSEC and CAPE results as well as two letters of recommendation.

The successful candidate will be bonded to serve in Jamaica for a minimum of three years after graduation.

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