We are planning a virtual, rather than in-person, scholarship celebration this year. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a risk to many in our community and across the globe. Our planned virtual event is an effort to keep us safe.
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.
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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 31st this year.
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
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 its 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, academic qualifications and the amount of available funds.
Sole individuals, individuals with company matching funds, and sole corporate sponsorships 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
$5,000 and above
$1,000 to $5,000
$500 to $999
$100 to $499
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.
Sponsor: Dr. Noel J. Clarke, Adviser: Darnette Hill, Chair