Apply for the Arthur Winzro Parks Literature Scholarship
Next Move Jamaica International, Inc. (NMJ International), a not-for-profit New York State registered 501 (c) 3 foundation is pleased to announce their annual scholarship programs with the Arthur Winzro Parks Literature Scholarship for high school and college 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 Arthur Winzro Parks Literature Scholarship exceptional Jamaican students as possible.
About the donor
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 Scholarship to well-deserved students who show evidence of volunteer services, high academic performance, and financial need.
Scholarship guidelines and application forms are available HERE with the Scholarship details for download.
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.
Gender: male or female Region: All Island, Jamaica
Areas of Study: Composition & Literature Value: USD$120
Number of award(s): One (1) Scholarship Deadline: August 4
How to apply for the Arthur Winzro Parks Literature Scholarship
Jamaican Nationals enrolled or who will be enrolled in any local primary or secondary institution. The Applicant must submit an essay no more than 700 words to NMJScholarships@gmail.com NO LATER THAN MID-NIGHT AUGUST 4.
Students will be selected for the Arthur Winzro Parks Literature Scholarship 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, principal or a pastor.
- School transcript and a completed resume
What does the written word means to you
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 Arthur Winzro Parks Literature Scholarship 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.