JLP 2023 scholarship programme now open for applications
KINGSTON, Jamaica- Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness is encouraging Jamaicans to take full advantage of eight scholarship opportunities, which the party now has on offer.
In a statement on Saturday, the JLP said it is pleased to announce that its 2023 National Scholarship application process is now open.
The scholarships are open to Jamaicans aged 17 to 25 years with a passion for academics and a commitment to community and country.
According to the JLP, continued study within the stipulations of the scholarship rules and regulations, or recent acceptance to pursue studies at the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology, the Northern Caribbean University, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, or the College of Agricultural Science and Education, are among the prerequisites for an applicant to be considered.
The party noted that this year’s scholarships are:
1. The Dorothy Carter Bradford Scholarship for Environment and Climate Change
2. The Hugh Hart Scholarship for Biotechnology or Biochemistry
3. The Gladys Bustamante Scholarship for the Creative Arts
4. The Isaac Barrant Scholarship for Agriculture
5. The Joseph McPherson Scholarship for Journalism
6. The Seslyn Cross Scholarship for Social Work
7. The DC Tavares Scholarship for Business and Finance
8. The Frank Phipps Scholarship for History
According to the JLP, interested individuals may head to jamaicalabourparty.com/scholarship to apply. Applications are to be submitted before August 19, 2023. Queries may be emailed to email@example.com.
In commenting on the eight scholarships on offer, Holness said the party is serious about fulfilling its commitment to sustainable nation-building. Holness says the scholarships represent another tangible step to further contribute to this objective.
Chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party Scholarship committee, Senator Ransford Braham KC, said the JLP is intentional about ensuring that diverse opportunities are presented to Jamaicans to advance their education via accessing the scholarships on offer across eight subject areas.
According to Senator Braham, the scholarship committee chairman, the party is encouraging qualified Jamaicans interested in advancing their country and who may need an additional financial push to apply within the aforementioned timeframe.
In previous years the party provided scholarships to students studying the sciences, engineering, economics, law, and computer sciences, among others.
The JLP said it’s proud to mark five years of scholarships facilitating the attainment of first degrees for several talented students.