The scholarship, renewable annually, is awarded to a first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student attending college in Fall 2019. Valued at $1,250 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution.
In order to meet the criteria for the scholarship opportunity, the candidate must be a resident of South Florida, and have a high school graduating 3.5 GPA, which must be maintained throughout the tenure of the scholarship, and evidenced on transcript provided from her school. Applications must be submitted by Saturday, February 23, 2019.
The recipient of the Powerful Women….Next Generation Annual Renewable Scholarship will be notified and is expected to be awarded at the sixth anniversary celebration of the JWOF organization which takes place at the Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon, to be held on Saturday, March 23, at the Jungle Island, Miami Beach. Further details regarding the scholarship and anniversary celebration is available onlinewww.JamaicanWomenOfFlorida.com
The Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF), Inc., is a Florida Not-For-Profit launched April, 2013 as an organization designed to provide an outlet for Jamaican women in Florida to empower themselves through networking, mentoring and personal development. The goal of JWOF is to engage Jamaican women in Florida and also to give back to the next generation of young women in Jamaica by assisting in the development of leadership and personal skills to operate in a global environment. JWOF is dedicated to Jamaican Women – Powerful Women . . . worldwide.
Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Annual Renewable Scholarship. ONE scholarship, valued at $1,250.00 annually, is tenable for four (4) years at a post-secondary institution.
*Renewal of the)scholarship is based upon the recipient maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA throughout the duration of their college attendance*
Application requirements are as follows:
Applicants must be first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student resident of Florida who attends college in fall 2019.
*Applicants must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA evidenced on a transcript from her school guidance department
*Applicants must compose an essay (maximum two (2) pages, font size 11 Times New Roman, double-spaced), explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship.
*Applicant must provide proof of commitment as a volunteer in community projects. (At least 40 hours minimum required per semester)
*Also include 1 or 2 letters of recommendation. One must be from a teacher, guidance counselor/director or an administrator
*Applicants are encouraged to pay attention to the accompanying rubric as they write their essay. This is the same rubric that will be used to score the application packet
*All application materials must include applicant’s contact information (name/date-of-birth/address/telephone/email address)
*A signed photograph
NOTE: TO ACCEPT THE AWARD**Scholarship recipient is expected to be in attendance at the Jamaican Women of Florida’s Annual Women Empowerment Conference March 23, 2019
Details forthcoming upon announcement of scholarship winner .