Arthur Winzro Parks Scholarship

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The Arthur Winzro Parks Scholarship Program is an annual scholarship award to needy Jamaican students pursuing careers in Nursing, Communication/literature, law and fashion design.

The 2015 offer of the Arthur Winzro Parks Scholarship Program, will present four (4) scholarships to students from all over the island: One (1) in the field of nursing, two (2) fashion design students and one (1) literature specialty student. The arthur Winzro Parks Scholarship Program is in its second year of awards with the total scholarship distribution for the coming academic year of US$550.

How to apply for the Arthur Winzro Parks Scholarships

Eligibility: Jamaican Nationals enrolled or who will be enrolled in any local primary or secondary institution and are registered members of The Applicant must submit an essay no more than 700 words to NO LATER THAN MID-NIGHT THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015.

About the Donors

Marcia Fenderson is a registered nurse, trained in England and Scotland as a Certified Midwife. Currently works as a RN AHN and CLC. She loves being a nurse, loves to teach her patients and encourage health maintenance and prevention of poor health. She is offering this first annual open Arthur Winzro Parks Scholarship to a well-deserved student who shows evidence of volunteer services, high academic performance, and financial need. Scholarship guidelines and application forms are available HERE with the Scholarship details for download.

Ms. Leesa Fenderson is a practicing attorney in 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 Arthur Winzro Parks Scholarship for Literature to a well-deserved student who show evidence of volunteer services, high academic performance, and financial need.

Ms. Rachel Fenderson is the Designer and Founder of Pepper Jacques Pep, LLC. She holds two degrees, Bachelors of the Arts in English Literature from Hofstra University, and Applied Associates Science Degree from Parsons the New School of Design. For this Arthur Winzro Parks scholarship, Rachel is looking for a well-rounded student who has high academic performance, a strong love for Fashion, Design, and or Tailoring, and in 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.

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