Joyce Ford Newell Scholarships

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Next Move Jamaica International, Inc. (NMJ International), a not-for-profit New York State registered 501c foundation is pleased to announce their annual scholarship programs with the Joyce Ford Newell Scholarships for high school students in Jamaica. 

Founded in 2012, Next Move Jamaica International, Inc. (NMJ International) 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 exceptional Jamaican students as possible.

Download Application Forms Here

About the donor

Chris A. Grant is the founder and CEO of, a scholarship solution from Next Move Jamaica Limited (NMJ). Mr. Grant is awarding these scholarships in memory of his grandmother – Mrs. Joyce “Ms Joyce” Ford Newell. Mr. Grant grew up in Trinityville, St Thomas, attended the Trinityville Primary School and successfully matriculated to Seaforth High School then the University of Technology Jamaica. He is also the co-founder of Next Move Jamaica International, Inc. with his wife Lisa Atkins.

Gender: male and female                                           Region: St. Thomas, Jamaica

Value: JMD$15,000                                                  Number of award(s): Four (4) 

Scholarship Deadline: August 4                          Areas of study: Secondary school enrollment in St. Thomas 

How to apply

  • Download the Joyce Ford Newell Scholarships application form here. 
  • Review the scholarship advertisement brochure here.


Jamaican Nationals enrolled in any local high school in the parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica. Applicants must submit a comprehensive essay of no more than 300 words on the following topic via email to

Students will be selected for the Joyce Ford Newell scholarships 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, pastor or a principal.
  • High School Transcript and a completed resume

Essay Topic:

What will you do after graduating high school to make Jamaica a better place to live in? (previous responses will not be accepted)

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.

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 Joyce Ford Newell Scholarships 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.

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Apply for the Joyce Ford Newell Scholarships for High School Students in St. Thomas. Four awards at $15,000 each with a August 4th deadline.
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