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LIME Foundation offers 5 telecoms scholarships on 10th anniversary

Monday, December 09, 2013    

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AS it marks its 10th anniversary, the LIME Foundation is offering five scholarships each valued at $300,000 to students pursuing studies in the field of telecommunications at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.

The LIME Foundation explained in a news release over the weekend that the scholarships are open to final-year students and will be administered by the UWI Development and Endowment Fund (UWIDEF).

"Technology is one of the key areas that will help to drive growth and prosperity in our country and, as a society, we need to encourage and support more young people who are engaged in this discipline," the news release quoted LIME Foundation Chairman Errol Miller.

"This additional investment by the LIME Foundation in advanced academic training for these upcoming professionals will help to boost the skills bank of qualified persons in the field of telecommunications to the benefit of all Jamaicans. The LIME Foundation views this as an important contribution to Jamaica achieving its Vision 2030 goal," Miller added.

The scholarships, the foundation explained, will cover tuition expenses for five outstanding undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Science and Technology and who are pursuing a major in Electronics Engineering — Telecommunications.

Applicants should be between ages 18 and 25, they should have maintained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate sound leadership abilities, have a verifiable financial need, and are involved in co-curricular and community activities, the LIME Foundation said.

"Candidates will apply based on advertised guidelines and those shortlisted will be interviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from the LIME Foundation, the University of the West Indies and the UWI Development and Endowment Fund," the news release stated.

Miller expressed optimism about the future of the LIME Foundation/UWIDEF partnership, saying: "The foundation is celebrating its 10th year in existence and as we look to the future we hope to grow this strategic partnership while developing new ones for the benefit of the people we serve."

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