The Sagicor Foundation announced that it has selected approximately 50 students to receive 28 tertiary scholarships and 17 secondary scholarships across the island.
Recipients of the tertiary level were selected on the basis of academic merit, leadership, community involvement and financial need. The foundation also awarded five tertiary scholarships to children of its team members. The students received scholarships to attend seven major tertiary institutions, including the University of the West Indies and the University of Technology Jamaica.
Seventeen GSAT students, drawn from Sagicor stakeholders, have been awarded academic scholarships to the secondary institution of their choice islandwide. Sagicor will also be awarding close to 100 scholarships to children of its team members who attend primary and secondary schools, through its Corporate Staff Education Programme.
Each scholarship will cover school tuition and will be renewable on a yearly basis if the student retains a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Last year, Sagicor Foundation awarded 34 scholarships and 13 book grants, 24 of which will have their scholarships renewed until the completion of their degrees as long as they maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The 2016 scholarship programme will have 23 tertiary and 17 secondary scholars.