Monday 11 November, 2019

Shining students given bursary assistance at Carlton Alexander Awards

Carlton Alexander Memorial bursary award recipients listen attentively to a GraceKennedy executive after the ceremony.

Carlton Alexander Memorial bursary award recipients listen attentively to a GraceKennedy executive after the ceremony.

Fifteen-year-old Loriann Atkinstall was a picture of pride and joy.

The Campion College student was one of 17 students who were recipients of the Carlton Alexander Memorial bursary awards on Monday at the GraceKennedy headquarters in Kingston.

And she was extremely grateful.

“I am very honoured and proud,” a beaming Atkinstall told Loop News after the ceremony.

“I have ambitions to become a computer engineer,” she said.

The awards are given to the children of GraceKennedy staff to assist with educational expenses. The students attend tertiary and secondary institutions across the island.

According to Executive Director of the Grace Kennedy Foundation, Caroline Mahfood, the total value of the awards is $1.2 million and students must attain a certain level of academic success.

The bursaries are renewed annually once the student maintains a minimum 80 per cent average or 3.0 GPA.

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