Sunday 26 January, 2020

JIFS, UWI Banking League provide grant to student

L-R: Darlene Jones, Executive Director of Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS), Dr Rickert Allen, Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) Chairman, Tajae Alexander, Learning Grant 2019/2020 awardee, Mr. Daniel Levy, President of the UWI Banking League, Marsha-Gaye Lawrence, representing the Office of Student Financing.

L-R: Darlene Jones, Executive Director of Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS), Dr Rickert Allen, Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) Chairman, Tajae Alexander, Learning Grant 2019/2020 awardee, Mr. Daniel Levy, President of the UWI Banking League, Marsha-Gaye Lawrence, representing the Office of Student Financing.

Tajae Alexander, third-year banking and finance student at the University of the West Indies, (UWI), Mona Campus has been selected as the 2019/2020 recipient of the UWI Banking League/Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) Learning Grant.

Alexander was presented with her award of $50,000 by Dr Rickert Allen, Chairman of JIFS during a handover photo-opportunity at the University Campus on Friday, November 29. She also received a Wi-Fi router and a portable charger, compliments of Digicel Jamaica.

In presenting the award, Dr Allen encouraged Tajae to do the necessary research to be sure of the area of work in the financial services sector that she is passionate about and pursue her dreams.

Dr Rickert Allen, Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) Chairman, presenting the Banking League/JIFS Learning Grant 2019/2020 to Tajae Alexander, third-year Banking & Finance Student at the UWI, Mona Campus. 

JIFS in collaboration with the UWI Banking League provides an annual learning grant through the Office of Student Financing to students of the Faculty of Social Sciences who are pursuing a bachelor of science degree in Banking and Finance and are entering second or third year. 

The award is based on:

  • High academic achievement, minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Verifiable financial need
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities

The Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) whose mandate is to promote the professional development of the financial services sector, has been providing support to the UWI Banking League, a student-Led organisation at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies Mona since 2014. 

This organisation includes primarily banking and finance and economics students who are considered to be potential employees of the financial services sector.

 

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