Congratulations to Tahir Thompson on winning the ScholarshipJamaica.com’s Scholarship to attend the Skolastik Oasis Caribbean’s Scholarship Incubator Programme (SOCSIP) at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus held last week.
The SOCSIP is a three (3) day scholarship application, interview and preparation technique programme designed and produced by Miss Tracy-Ann Hyman, an Education Finance Specialist of Skolastik Oasis Caribbean.
The recently concluded Scholarship Incubator Programme (SIP), at the Hub Coworking Ltd. at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica hosted five (5) individuals at various level of their tertiary studies. Tahir Thompson is about to enter his final year of his bachelor of laws LL.B., at the UWI with a long resume of leadership and academic success throughout his time at Cornwall College and at the UWI Mona, campus.
The Scholarship Incubator Programme trained five (5) ambitious professional students in scholarship preparation techniques, over a three (3) day period, which was very intensive, like a boot camp. ‘It is really a pleasure to be part of the thrust to train the next generation of Excellent Jamaican Scholars!’ Hyman said.
Tahir Thompson is a highly skilled, talented, overtly focused, dynamic, visionary leader and solid team player with a proven track record in collaborating with the school community through youth organizations, clubs and societies; displaying outstanding academic achievement and maintaining excellence in co-curricular activities.
Tahir has excellent communication skills which he uses to develop strong and lasting relationships with people from all walks of life. As such we at scholarshipjamaica.com are honoured to be able to assist Tahir with this award and to add him as a SJ Scholar!
The SOCSIP is aimed at equipping scholarship applicants with the necessary tools to successfully locate, apply and win undergraduate and post-graduate local and international scholarships and fellowships. The programme had practical session on application preparation techniques, successful scholarship interviewing techniques, and learning how to nail that scholarship interview.
Presenters at the SOCSIP included International Performance Coach Mr. Phillip Clarke, Global Scholarship Consultant and ScholarshipJamaica.com CEO, Chris grant and Skolastik Oaasis Caribbean Head and Education Finance Specialist Tracy-Ann Hyman.
Below is Tahir’s response to his SOCSIP scholarship award.
Dear Mr. Grant,
It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I write this letter, to thank you for giving me the opportunity to better prepare for my post graduate educational journey. I have always been keen to stay up to date with the many tips and general advice, you give young Jamaican students on your website, in newsletters and on social media – who like myself, see the value in attaining scholarships to advance their studies.
Like Nelson Mandela, I believe that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world.’ Indeed you are a world changer, as you have chosen to share tertiary opportunities largely, with Jamaican students.
The Skolastik Oasis Caribbean Scholarship Incubator Programme (SOCSIP), has now put me in a significantly better position to complete my scholarship applications. This will increase the likelihood of me receiving a scholarship to further my educational pursuits. Additionally, I not only am able to prepare successful scholarship applications, but am equipped with lifelong skills, which I will pass on to my peers and others.
The SOCSIP has therefore met my expectations by providing the perfect platform to catapult me into achieving academic success. For this reason, I will forever be grateful and will encourage persons to stay connected to Scholarship Jamaica – by following you on Social Media, so that they can benefit from great opportunities, in the same way I did.
In closing, I once again want to express my gratitude to Scholarship Jamaica for selecting me as the 1st Scholarship Recipient for the 2018 SOCSIP, and I will endeavour to change the world as you have done through me.
Thank You !