Jamaica Flour Mills Introduces Two New Scholarships

Applicants are invited to apply for the lucrative 2018 Jamaica Flour Mills Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students attending The University of the West Indies, University Of Technology, Jamaica, Manchester High School, Manning’s School,  and the Brown’s Town Community College from the Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation. Application deadline will be Monday, April 30, 2018.

The Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation has expanded its scholarships to target students who reside in the Kingston 2 communities surrounding its plant in eastern Kingston, and those pursuing studies in the field of baking.

The addition, which is part of the foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration, is expected to targeted funding approach.

“For the past 30 years the Jamaica Flour Mills foundation has offered scholarships and grants for students pursuing fulltime studies at local universities. However, for our 30th year we’re introducing two new scholarships — the JFM Community Scholarships & Grants and the JFM Baking Technology Scholarships,” explained Megan Lindo, Human Resource Officer at Jamaica Flour Mills with direct responsibility for the JFM Foundation.

“These will be in addition to the Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation General Scholarships which are open to persons residing outside of the Kingston 2 area,” she added. 

The Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation made its first award in 1988.


Download Jamaica Flour Mills Scholarship Applications HERE


“Our community means a lot to us,” Lindo said. “It’s been our home for all these years and we believe that this investment in the youth will have a positive impact on the community and, by extension, Jamaica. The JFM Foundation Community Scholarships and grants will provide financial assistance to members of the community towards their tertiary education.”

The application period for the scholarships and grants is open until April 30, 2018Students can find additional information and application forms on the ADM website, www.adm.com/en-us/worldwide/jamaica/pages/default.aspx or at any of the following locations;

  •  Jamaica Flour Mills Limited;
  • The University of the West Indies — Office Of Student Financing;
  • The University Of Technology, Jamaica – Financial Aid Office;
  • Montego Bay Community College;
  • Manchester High School;
  • Brown’s Town Community College; and
  • Manning’s School.

The Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation General Scholarships and Grants 

The Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation General Scholarships and Grants are geared towards students intent on or pursuing full-time studies at any of the following tertiary institutions:

  • University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona & St. Augustine campuses
  • University of Technology, Jamaica (UTECH)
  • Northern Caribbean University (NCU)

Requirements:

  • Six (6) or more CSEC General Proficiency subjects at Grades I or II, including English Language and Mathematics
  • Three (3) 2-Unit CAPE subjects at Grades I or II
  • Between ages 17 – 35 years of age
  • Jamaican citizen
  • Current university students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation Community Scholarships and Grants  

The JFM Foundation Community Scholarships and Grants were developed to strengthen our commitment to education by targeting students residing within the communities surrounding our plant located in Eastern Kingston. The scholarships/grants are tenable at any of the following tertiary institutions for full-time study:

Requirements:

  • Currently residing in a Kingston 2 community for a minimum of 5 years
  • Six (6) or more CSEC General Proficiency subjects at Grades I or II, including English Language and Mathematics
  • Three (3) 2-Unit CAPE subjects at Grades I or II
  • Between 17 – 35 years of age
  • Jamaican citizen
  • Current university students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0

JFM Baking Technology Scholarships 

The JFM Baking Technology Scholarships tenable at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTECH) are open to students who are intent on pursuing the full-time Baking Technology Certificate programme.

Requirements:

  • Accepted for full time study at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
  • Jamaican Citizen
  • Preference will be given to recent high school graduates and career Bakers.

Application Forms and Brochures are Available At:

  •  Jamaica Flour Mills Limited;
  • The University of the West Indies — Office Of Student Financing;
  • The University Of Technology, Jamaica – Financial Aid Office;
  • Montego Bay Community College;
  • Manchester High School;
  • Brown’s Town Community College; and
  • Manning’s School.
  • Mico University College

Completed application form along with one (1) passport size photograph, certified copies of CSEC/CAPE certificates or University Transcripts should be submitted by Monday, April 30, 2018 to:

SECRETARY

JAMAICA FLOUR MILLS FOUNDATION

209 WINDWARD ROAD, KINGSTON 2

JFM_HR@ADM.COM 

Priority will be given to Applicants for the Following Disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bio-chemistry
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Education (Mathematics & Science)
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Medicine (3rd – final year)
  • Nursing

About  Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), founded in 1902, is a conglomerate that maintains its head office in Chicago, IL. ADM operates over 270 plants worldwide, producing food ingredients, animal feeds, biofuels and other products that manufacturers throughout the world use to supply healthy foods and a better life to millions of people around the globe.

Currently its business structure is divided into Oilseeds, Milling and Ag Services. ADM is a world leader with approximately 31,000 employees spread through all territories.

In Jamaica, ADM started its operations in 1997, after acquiring Jamaica Flour Mills Limited which is the only producer of flour on the island. In 2002 ADM acquired Jamaica Rice Milling Company Limited and began processing rice for the local market.  Currently with over 30 employees and 113 contractors it originates, processes and sells a variety of flour and flour based products for bakeries, homes and restaurants. 

A mix plant is also operated at the location which produces cake mixes and breakfast cereals for the local and export markets. The plant also produces mill feed which is supplied to the manufacturers of animal feed for the local and export markets.

ADM believes in helping to give back to the community and each Christmas sponsors a luncheon for the elderly. Tertiary education scholarships are also offered to students attending local universities. 

ADM Jamaica is the second largest milling facility in the Caribbean and represents an important part of ADM’s Milling business.


Children and/or dependents of persons employed at Jamaica Flour Mills Limited are not eligible for these scholarships.

Sources: Jamaica Observer and Archer Daniels Midland Company

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Jamaica Flour Mills Introduces Two New Scholarships
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Apply for the lucrative 2018 Jamaica Flour Mills Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students attending The University of the West Indies, University Of Technology, Jamaica, Manchester High School, Manning's School,  and the Brown's Town Community College. Application deadline will be April 30.