Scholarships

Annual Scholarship Luncheon


The Jamaica Foundation of Houston (JFH) announces its Annual Scholarship
Program for exceptional college students and high school graduates in the
Houston metropolitan area. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year or higher
accredited program. A completed application must be postmarked no later than
March 31st of each year for the application to be considered.

Please support these applicants and next year’s applicants by joining us for the 2017 luncheon event on May 20, 2017 at 11:30 am at

First Methodist Church
10570 Westpark Drive
Houston, TX 77042

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SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
1. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in or accepted by an accredited post-secondary institution.
2. Applicant must submit a current original Transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and a signed wallet/passport- sized photograph.
3. Applicant must also submit a typed essay (300 words) with this application of career goals, academic achievements, organizations, employment, and any other extracurricular activities that may enhance the chance of receiving this scholarship.
4. APPLICATION MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2017
5. THERE IS A PENALTY FOR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS.
Please Note: All checks will be made payable to the school–without exceptions.

 

Mail completed application to:
Jamaica Foundation of Houston
P.O. Box 710824
Houston, Texas
77271-0824
For additional information contact us at 832.316.3290 or send an email to JamaicaFoundationHouston@gmail.com

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR JAMAICA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

This is a request for your support of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston
Scholarship Program to assist talented and needy college students in the Houston
area with financial assistance.

Organization: The Jamaica Foundation of Houston is a non-profit, educational
and cultural 501 (3)(C) organization, dedicated to strengthening of cultural
ties between peoples of the Caribbean and Texas, particularly those residing in
the Greater Houston area.

Background: Each year, the Jamaica Foundation of Houston through its
Scholarship Program, provides financial assistance, based on academic performance
and family financial need to the most qualified college students selected for a
pool of quality applicants. The program, administered by a Scholarship
Committee, is comprised of at least one member of the Board of Directors, along
with other individuals from the general membership, and/or officers of the
Foundation. The committee is responsible for the program of advertising for
applicants from Houston and Caribbean area Colleges and High Schools, and
interviewing candidates for selection as scholarship recipients.

Recent History of the Program: Through the years, from the inception of
the Scholarship program in 1985, the Jamaica Foundation and it’s predecessor
organization has awarded more than 165 scholarships. Recipients have gone on to
graduate and become respected professionals in their chosen communities. The
fields of specialization are diverse and include doctors, lawyers, engineers,
and teachers.

Funding for the scholarships is a major thrust of the committee and requires
an ongoing and dedicated effort to accomplish the goals set each year. The
number of scholarships awarded each year is based on the number of applicants,
their qualifications and the amount of available funds.

Sole individuals, individuals with company matching funds, and sole corporate
sponsorship’s have been and remain the backbone of the funding for the annual
awards.

In response to the tremendous support of the Scholarship Program through the
years, the Foundation has established five recognition levels for
acknowledgement of funding sponsors. The table below summarizes the sponsorship
and recognition levels as follows:

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
Platinum
$5,000 and above
Gold
$1,000 to $5,000
Silver
$500 to $999
Bronze
$100 to $499
Friends
Less than $100

The organization is seeking Corporate and Individual sponsorship’s for the
scholarships.

Rationale: This program, supported by individuals and companies in the
community, will further the aims of the Jamaica Foundation in strengthening ties
between the Caribbean and Texas. It will help to provide a more qualified work
force for Houston area businesses.

Barbara Maitland, Sponsor: Dr. Noel J. Clarke, Adviser: Darnette Hill, Chair