JWOF “Next Generation” Scholarship open

Applications must be submitted by March 31

Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) “Powerful Women – Next Generation” scholarship. The scholarship, renewable annually, is awarded to a first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student attending college in Fall 2016.  Valued at $1,000 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution.  So far, two students have received the award.

To meet the criteria, the applicant must be a South Florida resident, and have a high school graduating 3.5 GPA, which has to be maintained throughout the tenure of the scholarship.  Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 31, 2016.

The candidate is also required to demonstrate commitment as a volunteer in community projects, performing a minimum of 40 hours per semester. In addition, the candidate must compose an essay (not more than two pages, double-spaced), explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship.  The applicant’s study program should also include credits in International Studies and/or Women’s studies, if available.

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Application material must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address) and emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at [email protected] or mailed to 3325 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 206, Hollywood, FL 33021.

The Scholarship will be awarded at JWOF’s fourth anniversary celebration, which takes place at the Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, April 23rd at the Jungle Island, Miami, Florida.

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