Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Virtual fundraiser to assist Jamaican students at Howard University

Presentation of scholarships by JHUAN in February 2020.

Presentation of scholarships by JHUAN in February 2020.

In an effort to raise funds to aid Jamaican students of Howard University during COVID-19, the Jamaica Howard University Affinity Network (JHUAN) will be hosting a virtual event on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 6 pm (EDT).

Billed the 2nd Annual HUes of Blue scholarship fundraiser, top ranking Jamaican performers Etana, Agent Sasco, Christopher Martin and Isha Bel have been booked to appear.

A statement signed by Donald B Christian, chairman and D. Jacqui A Watson, fundraising committee chairman of JHUAN, noted in part: “Although classes will be remote, this year’s tuition expenses remain, so our students need now, more than ever, our unwavering support.  Since our inception in 2018, JHUAN has supported students through mentorship development and financial management sessions.” JHUAN has disbursed US$110,000 in scholarships to 13 exemplary scholars since 2018.”

Donald B Christian, chairman of  the Jamaica Howard University Affinity Network

In endorsing the event, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, said: “Historically Howard has been a university of choice for thousands of Jamaicans, many of whom have remained to work in the Washington metropolitan region. And those who have returned to the island have done extremely well professionally.”

Tickets to the concert are US$75 each via HUesofBlue@eventbrite.com and include a Zoom cocktail reception experience which promises to be entertaining and interactive.

Guests are invited to wear their favourite hue of blue and listen to compelling stories from previous JHUAN scholarship recipients.

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