The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) awarded five bursaries each valued at $50,000 to young Jamaicans in need, who demonstrate passion and dedication in their study of the Spanish language. This is the third-consecutive year that they have made this award to the UWI Development & Endowment Fund (UWIDEF) bringing the total value of collection to $750,000 to date.
Vanessa Meggoe, project manager of the SJF, visited the UWIDEF office at the Mona Campus on Friday and handed over the donation to Karl Wright, UWIDEF board director, during a ceremony to mark the event.
UWIDEF has committed to continued support of the advancement of The University of the West Indies, Mona, acting as a “bridge” between the university and the wider community. The fund provides support for the welfare of students, including scholarships, scientific and academic research and development including ongoing contributions to the University Hospital of the West Indies.
Meggoe congratulated UWIDEF for its ongoing efforts in seeking assistance in the provision of scholarships. Successful recipients of the SJF award will also be afforded the opportunity to “give back” as they will be made SJF youth ambassadors. In this capacity, they will participate in SJF-supported community service projects.