Sunday 26 January, 2020

Sagicor Foundation gives $1.2m in grants to PM Youth Award recipients

Mischa McLeod-Hines (centre), Assistant Vice President, Capital Markets, Sagicor Investments, is joined by Alando Terrelonge, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in handing over a certificate to Jhanel Tomlinson, for a Sagicor Foundation scholarship grant during the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence on November 30 at Jamaica House.

Mischa McLeod-Hines (centre), Assistant Vice President, Capital Markets, Sagicor Investments, is joined by Alando Terrelonge, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in handing over a certificate to Jhanel Tomlinson, for a Sagicor Foundation scholarship grant during the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence on November 30 at Jamaica House.

Sagicor Foundation awarded $1.2 million in scholarship grants to 12 recipients of the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence.


Each recipient was presented with $100,000 towards the completion of a university or college course of study. The presentations were made by Mischa McLeod-Hines, Assistant Vice President of Capital Markets, Sagicor Investments, during a ceremony on the lawns of Jamaica House recently.

The grant awardees are: Chad Rattray, Tia Ferguson, Barbara Lee Grant, Rickardo Anderson, Jerome
Palmer, Jamila Falak James, Shawna-Kaye Hines, Jhanel Tomlinson, Sasha-Gaye Belnavis, Okeito
Thompson, Nyouka Baugh and Tajay Able.


Alysia White, Executive Director, Sagicor Foundation, congratulated the awardees and urged them to remain steadfast in their pursuit of excellence and for the achievement of their educational goals.


“Sagicor Foundation is happy to share in this experience with the awardees who all displayed such a commitment to excellence in their various fields. Our goal is to contribute to youth and educational development in our country and this initiative is one of the ways we do that,” she said.


Last year, the Foundation contributed $1 million to 10 recipients during the 2018 staging of the Youth Awards. Each recipient received $100,000.


The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence is held annually to recognize young Jamaicans for excellence in academics, arts and culture, entrepreneurship and social enterprise, leadership and international achievement.

The awards also recognize persons in the categories of sports, youth in service, youth development, environmental protection, innovation in science and technology, agriculture and agro-processing, and journalism.

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