Thank you for your interest in applying for the Arthur Winzro Parks Jamaican Literature Scholarship. This year, we will be offering one (1) award valued at US$200.
To be selected as a winner of the Arthur Winzro Parks Jamaican Literature Scholarship, you need to complete the following.
Please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and upload ALL required documents including your last transcript, reference letter, proof of financial need (where necessary), a resume and your passport size photo.
Arthur Winzro Parks Jamaican Literature Scholarship Deadline
The Arthur Winzro Parks award is valued at US$200. All 2020 NMJ International scholarships are due no later than SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 AT 11:59PM
About the Donor & Arthur Winzro Parks
Ms. Leesa Fenderson is a practicing attorney and a Doctoral candidate of New York and a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and current Masters in Fine Arts – Creative Writing candidate at Columbia University. She is offering this second annual open Scholarship to well-deserved students who show evidence of volunteer services, high academic performance, and financial need.
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. When I declined, he demanded and I acquiesced—knowing that his offer in many ways was grander than my young mind could comprehend. In the spirit of: an educated society being a prosperous society, I’d like to offer this scholarship in my uncle’s name.
Eligibility for the Arthur Winzro Parks Jamaican Literature Scholarship
Jamaican Nationals enrolled are accepted in any local high school, college or university in Jamaica pursuing studies in Literature. Applicants must UPLOAD a comprehensive essay of no more than 300 words to this form.
Students will be selected for the Arthur Winzro Parks Jamaican Literature Scholarship based on several key components:
• Completed application forms with the following documentations:
• Comprehensive essay responses to the questions below indicating the essay topics.
• One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal or a pastor.
• Transcript and a completed resume
Jamaican Literature Scholarship Criteria
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.
Use of the scholarship money from the Arthur Winzro Parks Jamaican Literature Scholarship must ONLY be used to cover the cost of tuition and other educational expenses.
About Next Move Jamaica International Foundation
Founded in 2012, Next Move Jamaica International, Inc. (NMJ International) empowers Jamaican families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships, bursaries, school supplies, resume and interview preparations and support services to as many exceptional Jamaican students as possible.
As a New York State based registered not-for-profit organization supporting higher education in Jamaica, the Next Move Jamaica International foundation has awarded over JM$5.8million in scholarships, school supplies and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, Next Move Jamaica International Scholars, and parents.