JC Students Awarded Bursaries and Scholarships from Jamaica College Florida Alumni Chapter

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Sixteen students at Jamaica College (JC) received over J$630,000 in academic scholarships and bursaries for the 2021 school term from the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida (JCOBAFL). The awards were based on the names of benefactors and were presented at a virtual Jamaica College Griffin Award Ceremony broadcast on YouTube on May 30, 2022.

In his opening remarks, JC principal Wayne Robinson welcomed the audience to the third virtual Griffin Awards ceremony and thanked Xavier Murphy and the JCOBAFL for providing the awards in the various categories.

Former JCOBAFL president Teddy Alexander (Left) presents a check to Ms. O’Sullivan, JC Foundation (Center), and Wayne Robinson JC acting principal (Right) for the Griffin Awards Bursaries and Scholarships.

Benefactors of the Awards

The benefactors of the awards were Hugh Osborne; Basil M. Bernard, chair of Apricot Office Interiors; Dr. Donald Dixon; Hermann Vernon; Mark Hamilton; Tony Budall; Ricky A. McCalla; Louis Hoy; the Hon. R. Danny Williams; Teddy Alexander; Dr. Jason Scott Hamilton; Dr. Paul Khan; Karl N. Marshall, attorney at law: Franz Hall; Steven Epstein; and Xavier Murphy, founder of Jamaicans.com.

Award Recipients

The beneficiaries of the awards were as follows:

Program Establishment

In 2019, the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida (JCOBAFL) established its annual program of scholarships and bursaries for academically gifted and socio-economically disadvantaged students attending Jamaica College.

The scholarships are awarded in the name of Alumni who have excelled in each respective discipline. Awards focus on currently matriculated students who seek to have careers in the disciplines for which the awards are given. The disciplines include journalism, theatre, medicine, law, business, and engineering.

Each award is accompanied by a financial disbursement to defray the costs associated with pursuing studies in the specific discipline.


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