JPPC Scholarship Introduction
Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) recognizes the need for academic advancement in order to foster economic development in Jamaica. The Company remains committed to assisting in laying the building blocks for academic success in the region of East Kingston and Port Royal, in which it operates. Two (2) recipients will benefit from a scholarship of J$250,000 each per school year, payable per semester; covering tuition, books and material.
Children in the East Kingston Division must have lived in the parish for a minimum of five (5) years and currently reside in the Division.
The following are the eligibility standards to win one of the JPPC Scholarship programme. All students who have lived in East Kingston and Port Royal based on the above definition.
The JPPC Scholarship to be awarded for study at a recognized/accredited tertiary institution that must be approved and regulated by the relevant governing bodies. An individual must be twenty-one years (21) or younger upon entry to the institution in order to benefit from this programme.
This award is eligible for students pursuing a Degree Programme. All JPPC scholarship applicants must submit requisite proof of grades and acceptance letter from the institution along with his or her application. Scholarship is provided for academic excellence and or financial need.
The JPPC scholarship will be for a minimum of one year, provided that the student is able to maintain a grade point average (GPA) of B+ or higher. All students are required to participate in at minimum, three (3) company outreach projects annually.
Scholarships will cover the following tuition and other related expenses such as books, supplies and equipment required for courses. The scholarship does not cover expenses such as room and boarding fees.
This JPPC scholarship is eligible to both full-time and part-time students pursuing degree and diploma programmes. However, for part-time students to be eligible, the individual must demonstrate exceptional circumstances that have prevented him or her from full-time enrollment.
Value and Duration of the JPPC Scholarship
The duration and value of the scholarship are subject to the discretion of the management and board of Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC). However, as a guide, the scholarship will be for a minimum of one (1) year, provided that the student is able to maintain an average grade point average (GPA) of B+.
Any scholarship recipient who falls below the required GPA for any semester will have to improve the grades should the scholarship be for a period greater than one (1) year. Failure to meet the required grade will result in the JPPC scholarship being discontinued. The individual may re-apply should the grades be improved to the required level.
The scholarship may be extended for a period no greater than the prescribed length of study as described and prescribed by the tertiary institution. The value of the scholarship will be dependent on the tertiary institution and the availability of funds by the company.
The company maintains the right to discontinue funding and the programme at any time it deems fit. The JPPC scholarships will be terminated on the basis of a suspension from school for misconduct or inappropriate behavior. Failure to meet academic progress and dishonesty in applying for the scholarship
Scholarship Application Process
Interested individuals must complete the attached application form and submitted by
June 25, 2020, August 21 at 4 p.m. The following must accompany the application:
- Two (2) letters of recommendation (Must include one (1) from the School Principal and one (1) from a Community Member – Justice of the Peace of Minister of Religion).
- 500-550 word typed and double-spaced student essay that clearly states:
- Three (3) things the candidate hopes to accomplish by pursuing higher learning.
- How the area of study will benefit and help to support his/her community.
- How the area of study is relevant to the energy sector in Jamaica.
- Official transcript (CAPE/GCE results).
Visit the Jamaica Private Power Company website www.jamenergy.com to download an application form or apply online. Forms may be delivered to Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC), 100 Windward Road, Kingston 2. For more information, contact Patrice Howell, CSR Officer via (876) 938-3983 or [email protected].