The Scholarship program assists graduating high school students of Jamaican parentage in metro Atlanta and in Jamaica in continuing their education. Since the inception of the program in 1995, more than 65 students have received awards. We extend heartiest congratulations to the 12 accomplished and deserving students of Jamaican heritage – 7 in metro Atlanta and 5 in Jamaica - who will receive awards this year. Eligibility requirements, deadlines and application form are posted on the AJA website, sent to high schools, and promoted in the AJA newsletter, beginning in early February. Applications are rigorously reviewed by the Education Committee and finalists determined. Applicants must:
Have a minimum of 3.5 GPA, or its equivalent.
Not be the recipient of a full scholarship to a college or university.
Meet any other listed eligibility requirements.
Submit completed application form, copy of transcript, curriculum vitae detailing school, extracurricular, community activities and service, signed agreement and any other requested materials by the posted deadline date for that year (mid-April).
Metro Atlanta finalists must participate in an in-person interview on posted date (early May), with Education committee members; and write a one-page response to an assigned topic on the day of the interview. Comparable alternative arrangements are made for students in Jamaica.
Special thanks to our sponsors, donors, and members for your financial support of the program. Additional donations can be made online at any time at www.atlantajamaicanassociation.org.