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Atlanta Based Non-Profit Organization Will Award 95 Scholarships in Jamaica

The Hon. Rev. Ronnie Thwaites and Washington D.C Attorney, Patrick Campbell Will Deliver Keynote Addresses at the 5th Annual Scholarship Presentation at UWI-Mona. PALAS awarded JA$14.85 Million over 5 years

ATLANTA – Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS, Inc.)  will award 95 new scholarships for academic year 2015-2016 in a presentation ceremony sponsored by Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Natasha Campbell in Jamaica. The 5th annual awards presentation will be held Saturday, August  29th at 1:00 pm at the University of the West Indies (UWI) – Mona Visitor’s Lodge where the Hon. Rev. Ronnie Thwaites and Attorney Patrick Campbell will be the keynote and special guest speakers.

This year’s program goal is to award scholarships to students who are financially challenged and honor outstanding academic performances by students in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. The 2015-16 GOLD Star awardees are Shaundrice Foster of Excelsior High and Deidre-Ann Brown, a first year medical student at UWI-Mona campus.

PALAS processed over 200 applications: an increase of 48% over last year’s 140 applications; awarded 95 scholarships: a 33% increase over the 72 scholarships awarded for academic year 2014-2015. More than 150 applicants met the criteria but due to limited funding PALAS was unable to award scholarships to the additional 54 applicants.

PALAS has reached a significant milestone in the five (5) years since it was founded by Executive Director, Mr. Rula Brown to honor the memory of student, reggae artist and aspiring sound technician; 18 year-old Vanessa Campbell who was brutally murdered in Portmore, Jamaica on November 20, 2010.   PALAS has awarded 282 scholarships since the organization’s inception December 2010.



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