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Jamaica Women of Florida Scholarship Program

Requirements for Awarding Scholarship

The objective:

The Organization awards a renewable scholarship, annually, to a high school student accepted in a tertiary program, first or second generation Jamaican, to encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution.  The annual scholarship is valued at $1,000.

Criteria for obtaining scholarship:

Applicant should be a resident of Florida:

  • Applicant must be of first or second generation Jamaican descent.
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.5 throughout the tenure of the scholarship.
  • Applicant’s study program should include credits in International Studies and/or Women’s Studies program, if available.
  • Applicant must demonstrate continuous involvement in volunteer community projects. (At least 40 hours minimum required per semester) and continued through the college duration.
  • Applicant must write a two (2)-page, double-spaced essay explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship. The application material should include the following: (1) the essay, (2) list of volunteer/community projects and (3) school transcript.  These must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address).  The information can be emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to 3325 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 206, Hollywood, FL 33021.  Application must be received by Thursday, March 16, 2017.

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JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

January 27, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida “Powerful Women…Next Generation” scholarship. 

The scholarship, renewable annually, is awarded to a first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student attending college in Fall 2017.  Valued at $1,000 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution.   So far, three students have been recipients of the JWOF Scholarship.

In order to meet the criteria for the scholarship opportunity, the must be a resident of South Florida, and have a high school graduating 3.5 GPA, which must be maintained throughout the tenure of the scholarship.  Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 16, 2017.

As part of the qualifying criteria, the candidate is required to demonstrate commitment as a volunteer in community projects by performing a minimum of forty hours per semester. In addition, the candidate must compose an essay (not more than two (2) pages, double-spaced), explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship.  The applicant’s study program should also include credits in International Studies and/or Women’s studies, if available. . The application material should include the following: (1) the essay, (2) list of volunteer/community projects and (3) school transcript.  These must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address).  The information can be emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to 3325 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 206, Hollywood, FL 33021.  Application must be received by Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Application material must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address) and emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to 3325 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 206, Hollywood, FL 33021.

The Scholarship will be awarded at the fourth anniversary celebration of JWOF which takes place at the Women Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon  to take place on Saturday, April 8,  at the Jungle Island, Miami Beach.  Further details regarding the anniversary celebration is available online www.JamaicanWomenOfFlorida.com

Contact:

Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF)


561-320-1391
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The Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF), Inc., is a Florida Not-For-Profit  launched April, 2013 as an organization designed to provide an outlet for Jamaican women in Florida to empower themselves through networking, mentoring and personal development. The goal of JWOF is to engage Jamaican women in Florida and also to give back to the next generation of young women in Jamaica by assisting in the development of leadership and personal skills to operate in a global environment. JWOF is dedicated to Jamaican Women – Powerful Women . . . worldwide.  

 

 

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