EduCom Co-operative Credit Union has awarded 95 scholarships valued at $3.8 million to students at the primary and tertiary levels across the island. According to the news release, the scholarships granted for the 2023/2024 academic year will allow students to pursue studies at the University of the West Indies, The University of Technology, various community and teachers’ colleges, as well as several high schools. The scholarships were presented recently at the EduCom offices.
Speaking after the presentation, Demorah Robinson, EduCom’s top girl in the PEP category, expressed gratitude and was most delighted with the award. She shared, “The preparation was challenging at times and so I had to make some sacrifices which included attending extra classes. I worked really hard, so I am very pleased with my performance”. She encouraged fellow students, who will be preparing for the next sitting of the exams, to work hard and remain consistent. The Top Boy and Girl each received an additional grant to assist with the related costs for high school.
The EduCom Scholarship Awards Programme selects individuals from its membership who have achieved an ‘A’ average in their recent examinations, in addition to demonstrating verifiable financial need. Of the 95 scholarships granted for the new academic year, 75 of the recipients were PEP awardees. At the tertiary level, the EduCom Scholarships will allow 20 students to pursue degree courses.
EduCom Co-operative Credit Union is a member-centric, financially-sound and technologically-enhanced employer of choice; and is the top credit union in Jamaica in member value, compliance and satisfaction currently serving over 90,000 members from nine branches.