JWOF 2019 "Powerful Women... Next Generation Scholarship"

2018 Scholarship recipients, JWOF board members and donors at the 2018 Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon

2018 Scholarship recipients, JWOF board members and donors at the 2018 Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon

News Release

January 29, 2019

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

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 2019.  Valued at $1,250 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution.

In order to meet the criteria for the scholarship opportunity, the candidate 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, and evidenced on transcript provided from her school.  Applications must be submitted by Saturday, February 23, 2019.

As part of the qualifying criteria, the candidate must compose an essay (not more than two (2) pages, double-spaced), explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship. The candidate is also required to demonstrate commitment as a volunteer in community projects by performing a minimum of forty hours per semester.  The application material should include the following: (1) the essay, (2) list of volunteer/community projects and (3) school transcript (4) one or two letters of recommendation – one must be from school administrator, teacher or guidance counsellor (5) a resume and signed photograph of the candidate.   These must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address).  The information must be emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at scholarships@jamaicanwomenofflorida.com  Application must be received by Saturday, February 23, 2019 by 6:00 p.m.

The recipient of the Powerful Women….Next Generation Annual Renewable Scholarship will be notified and is expected to be awarded at the sixth anniversary celebration of the JWOF organization which takes place at the Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon,  to be held on Saturday, March 23, at the Jungle Island, Miami Beach.  

High School students and their parents are being encouraged to join JOWF on February 12th, 2019 from 6PM-7:30PM at the South Regional/Broward College Library for a Scholarship Networking Event. The event will include a panel discussion, access to BRACE advisors, networking and info on applying for the JWOF scholarship.

This is a FREE event, open to the public.

Karen Vick