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Hanover students benefit from $17million

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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SANDY BAY, Hanover — Approximately 130 students from the parish of Hanover, who returned to school at the start of this academic year, are now benefiting from $17.2 million worth of scholarships, courtesy of The Tryall Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Tryall Club in Sandy Bay, Hanover.

At a ceremony, held on the grounds of the hotel recently, an increased number of students from the preparatory through to tertiary levels, were this year awarded with bursaries.

The recipients had to meet “all the academic qualifications and were each recommended (sponsored) by a staff member”, a release from Tryall said.

Tryall Fund president, Paula Kovinsky, in her remarks, challenged the recipients to “be the best they can be”.

“Combine knowledge and wisdom to make an impact in what you do. Challenge yourself to be the best that you can be. It is best to aim high and miss, than to aim low and hit,” said Kovinsky.

“You are what you repeatedly do. Good enough isn't good enough, if it can be better. So, when you do something, do it to your best ability. Take advantage of the opportunities that come your way, find your passion and follow it. Follow the things that fuel you from the inside — not the external stimuli, not social media,” she urged.

Managing director of The Tryall Club, Aram Zerunian, who also addressed the students, argued that “it is so easy to become distracted and negatively swayed by the downsides of our society”. “To build the youth, is to build the future of our nation, and with the aid of these scholarships awarded to you today, you need to remain focused and become a cornerstone for a better Jamaica,” he urged.

Applications for the scholarships are distributed in January annually to students who wish to apply, with the main prerequisite being that applicants must have a sponsor (recommender) who is an employee of The Tryall Club.

Administrator for The Tryall Fund, Mitsy Clarke, said the investment by her organisation is to create the foundation for future generations.

“We are for the communities in Hanover and the Scholarship Committee of the Tryall Fund works assiduously to provide scholarships to as many students who are qualified as possible. It is our everyday mantra to support academic excellence in our community and all of Jamaica,” she stressed.

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