March 18, 2014

Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida, Inc. Scholarship Programme

Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida, Inc.

Requirements for Awarding Scholarship
The goal
 The organization will award to an individual annually, a one-time scholarship, to encourage the recipient to achieve a higher educational standard. (The association will determine the value amount.)
The objective
1        Show community involvement.
2        Encourage, and show commitment to the achievement of higher education by members of the community.
3        Project a positive image of the association.
Criteria for obtaining scholarship: (Local - USA)
(1)   Applicant should be a lawful resident of the tri-county:  Palm Beach, Broward, or Miami-Dade County.
(2)   Applicant should provide proof of residency.
(3)   Applicant should be an undergraduate student in a 2-4 year college, or should have already been accepted in a 2-4 year institution.
(4)   Applicant should write a two-page essay stating why he/she should be awarded this scholarship. Essay should be typed in size 12 Font, and double spaced.
(5)   Applications should be submitted by March 31, 2014.
1. Advertisement will be done through community news release, print media, or electronic means.
2. Committee will review applications and choose, based on academics, aptitude and community involvement.
3. Selection will be made by April 12, 2014, and the recipient informed by April 15, 2014.
4. Presentation will be made at the annual ball, where the recipient and one chaperone will be invited guests. 
5. The president or his designee will make the presentation.
Criteria for Scholarship: (JAMAICA)
(1)   Applicant must be accepted in, or is a high school student.
(2)   Money awarded can ONLY be used to purchase school supplies (books, uniforms etc).
(3)   Disbursement should be “as needed for the period of 1 year.”
(4)   Disbursement is to be administered by the principal of the recipient’s school with a report on expenditures.
(5)   Selection is made by the Police Community Relations Department. (It is recognized that officers from the department are drawn from all divisions and selection should not exclude any division.)
(6)   Award is to be made to the recipient at the police station refurbishing project. A reception will be held late afternoon on the day the project is implemented. The 2014 project is slated for Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Area 1 Police Headquarters located at Sewell Avenue, Montego Bay, St. James.    
(7)   The Community Relation personnel is to monitor performance, and disbursements.
(8)   Contingent on continued disbursement, awardee must be attending school, and performing within a reasonable standard.
(9)   Failing (8) above, Community Relations Officer can make representation to Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida, Inc. for scholarship to be withdrawn.
  1. Based on a recommendation another awardee will be identified, and receive partial scholarship for remainder of the school year or funds whichever is appropriate.
  2. The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.

Awards committee: Prof. Eulett McKnight-Samms: (305) 237-8125;
Ms. Jasmine Martin (954) 610-8042 ; & Roy Bennett (954) 297-8777.

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