Next Move Jamaica International, Inc. (NMJ International), a not-for-profit New York State registered 501 (c) 3 foundation is pleased to announce this annual scholarship program with the Arthur Winzro Parks Computer Science Scholarship for high school and college students in Jamaica.
Founded in 2012, Next Move Jamaica International, Inc. empowers Jamaican families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships, bursaries, school supplies, resume and interview preparations and support services to as many Arthur Winzro Parks Computer Science Scholarship exceptional Jamaican students as possible.
About the donor
Ms. Marshea Fenderson is a practicing engineer and Business Consultant world-wide office reach. She is offering this Computer Science Scholarship to students who show evidence of volunteer services, high academic performance, and financial need.
Scholarship guidelines and application forms are available HERE with the Scholarship details for download.
Arthur Winzro Parks (1947 – 2010) was a father, brother, uncle, engineer, businessman, and educator. He attended Mico Teacher’s College in 1966. Thereafter, he taught at Pennwood Secondary School and Wolmer’s High School for Boys.
During his tenure at Wolmer’s he attended the University of Technology and graduated in 1975 with a degree in Engineering. He grew up in St. Thomas and lived in Kingston before migrating to the United States. While in the United States he engaged his entrepreneurial spirit and endeavored into many successful businesses.
He was able to employ his siblings and nieces and nephews. He was my uncle and I worked at one of his businesses during the summer before I attended college. Being an educator and consummate student he recognized the financial burden of higher education. Initially he offered to pay for all of my books for college.
Gender: male or female Region: All Island, Jamaica
Areas of Study: Computer Science Value: USD$200
Number of award(s): One (1) Scholarship Deadline: August 4, 2017
How to apply for the Arthur Winzro Parks Computer Science Scholarship
Jamaican Nationals enrolled or who will be enrolled in any local secondary and/or tertiary institution. The Applicant must submit a twitter-like response in 3.14×10² characters or less to NMJScholarships@gmail.com NO LATER THAN MID-NIGHT AUGUST 4, 2017.
Students will be selected for the Arthur Winzro Parks Computer Science Scholarship based on several key components:
- Completed application forms with the following documentations:
- Twitter-like responses to the questions below indicating the “essay topics”.
- One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal or a pastor.
- School transcript and a completed resume
Using twitter as a muse, in 3.14×10² characters or less, respond to the follow: The world continues to change at a rapid pace driven by innovation and technology. Tell us about an innovation that you can envision being driven by your field of study that will transform the lives for people in the Caribbean in the next 1-5 years? Feel free to be creative and innovative in your response.
Awards will be based on academic performance in end of term exams and/or through verifiable financial need. A panel consisting of the donor will select short-listed candidates. Evidence showing recent volunteer service will be a plus.
Additionally, scholarships and grants may also include but are not limited to sponsoring an entire school, class or individuals, to potentially receive tuition, books, uniform, and transportation. Our ultimate goal is to encourage young Jamaican graduates to stay in the country and make a difference.
Use of the scholarship money from Arthur Winzro Parks Computer Science Scholarship must ONLY be used to cover the cost of tuition and other educational expenses. The awards will be paid directly to the college of acceptance after the awardee presents proof he/she can and will cover the difference in their tuition cost.