Female Students Receive JWOF Scholarship Awards

Jamaican Women of Florida awarded four-year renewable scholarships to five college-bound female students of Jamaican descent during JWOF's fourth annual Women's Empowerment Conference last month in Miami. 

The scholarship winners were high school students Tamarah Wallace, Cooper City High School and Brianna Murphy, Somerset Academy Charter High.

Three currently enrolled in college, Tyra Lee Fairley, a freshman at Miami Dade Honors College, Adrianna Jones, a sophomore at Louisiana State University, and Rachel Wildman, a sophomore at University of South Florida, also received scholarships.

Two high school seniors, Angelique English of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, and Bianca Davis of Everglades High, were also awarded one-time scholarships of $500 each.

The one-day JWOF conference attracted women leaders, corporate and entrepreneurial, millennials and students. Among the speakers were Zaila Rowena McCalla, former chief justice of Jamaica.  The event also included discussions on topics such as "Transformation" and "Mentoring".  

The panelists were joined by a group of male patrons, including Barron Channer, chief executive officer of Woodwater Group.