Thursday 13 December, 2018

Jamaica Energy Partners award 30 students with scholarships

A total of 30 students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and eight tertiary students were awarded scholarships courtesy of the Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) and its affiliate West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP).

The students, who are headed to high school, received $35,000 each, those attending university received $250,000 each.

JEP and WKPP have contributed approximately $3 million in total to assist students with fees and other educational expenses for the upcoming academic year.

Funds will be granted every year based on academic performance and demonstrable financial need. Provided a minimum B+ average is maintained for secondary students and a 3.0 GPA at the tertiary level, scholarships will be re-awarded until completion of study.

“Wayne McKenzie, president and CEO of JEP and WKPP said, “I am very honoured to assist these brilliant minds and ensure that they are given the opportunity to further their education.

“We at JEP and WKPP are devoted to uplifting the nation’s youth and aid in relieving the financial burdens placed on their families. We look forward to continuing this initiative to provide students with the resources they need to accomplish their dreams,” McKenzie said.

JEP has been committed to facilitating youth in the advancement of their education as well as personal professional development, which have been a vital part of its corporate social responsibility portfolio.

The company has backed students dedicated to achieving the highest level of education and has taken pride in providing the necessary materials and resources required for them to excel.

Local energy companies award 30 students with scholarships

This started in 1997 and in 2012, affiliate company WKPP also established a scholarship plan and since then, both have been assisted over 1,000 students at the secondary and tertiary levels to attain academic success.

Together, both companies have since contributed over $60m in scholarship and grant disbursements as well as infrastructural improvements in institutions across Jamaica.

As a part of their support for education and educational initiatives, they have also contributed to summer camps and programmes in the Old Harbour Bay and West Kingston divisions.

They have also been active each year with back-to-school initiatives, hosting an annual feeding programme, aimed at improving the health and educational wellbeing of students and provide them with nutritious meals.


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