Shortwood Teacher’s College 2017-2021 Scholarship Awardee

JIO, the operator of Highway 2000 East-West would like to thank all the partners for enabling our continued social investment in the communities where we operate our motorways. With the signing of a new MOU on October 4th, 2017, see in set (L-R) Mr. Thomas Lamothe, Managing Director of JIO, Dr. Christopher Clarke, Principal, Shortwood Teacher’s College, JIO continues with its partnership with the Shortwood Teacher's College through the sponsorship of another full Scholarship for a language studies student majoring in the French at the college.

We wish to congratulate Kaycee Francis recent graduate of Glenmuir High school, May Pen, Clarendon our new awardee of the JIO Scholarship Grant for the period 2017-2021!

Graduates from six secondary schools in the parishes of Clarendon and St. Catherine were invited to apply for the Scholarship grant valued at USD 6,000 supplemented with an additional 1500 Euros towards the cost for the immersion programme applicable to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Modern Languages offered at the Shortwood Teacher's College.

Candidates had to complete the application form, which includes their academic and personal achievements, they were also required to write an essay why they were the best candidate for the JIO Scholarship. In the end, four of them were shortlisted for an interview with panellists from the college and JIO representatives. We thank all the applicants for their participation and hope for only the best for their future endeavours.

Kaycee Francis was adjudged the winner as, in addition to satisfying the scholarship requirements, she exhibited strong confidence and an obvious passion for languages.

We wish Kaycee all the best in the programme, or more befitting the language of the scholarship study, “Bonne chance!”

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