Monday 15 July, 2019

First Union opens scholarship applications for 30 high school students

First Union Foundation will be funding up to 30 high school students across the island with their back-to- school needs through its “BUSS A YUTE” Scholarship program.

First Union Foundation privately reached out to teachers and others over the years to assist in finding students at the Secondary level that are doing well and have provided them financial assistance.

But this year, with the “BUSS A YUTE” program, participation from the general public will have much more impact as we will be able to locate students from the rural areas of Jamaica.

Through the “BUSS A YUTE” program, First Union Foundation is asking the public to search for that youth in their communities and school who is doing well academically but needs that added financial push to reach their full potential.

Parents are also being encouraged to get involved and submit their child’s information so that they can be considered for the program.

All that is required is to get the parent’s/guardian’s permission to act on their behalf, collect all the details about the child and send the information to or the parent can act on their child’s behalf and submit their information.

Once the applications have been shortlisted, all successful candidates will be invited to visit the new head office of First Union Financial Group to collect their cheques and/or vouchers.

The deadline for information to be submitted is on or before August 25, 2017.To enter, send relevant information to

As reiterated by Philecia Prince, First Union Financial Group’s Marketing and Public Relations Manager, “the mission of First Union Foundation and the “BUSS A YUTE” program is to incite the success of the youth that may not able to shine due to financial constraints by extending our financial assistance. We hope that further opportunities will be available to them so that our nation’s youth will have the chance at building a solid foundation through education going forward.”

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