Petrojam has provided five-year scholarships to top performers from Greenwich All-Age School and St Andrew Primary school.
The scholarship programme is an initiative of Petrojam’s Community Outreach Committee that was started in 2006.
Previously, scholarships were only awarded to top GSAT students of Greenwich All-Age School but the company decided to expand the programme’s mandate to advance the educational development of the nation’s youth.
The Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, Fayval Williams was present at the scholarship and awards programme. She says scholarship programmes are significant as they assist students to access opportunities and achieve their dreams.
She notes that this financial assistance will go along way in helping the awardees to be one step closer to reaching their goals.
The awardees including the top performers were selected by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information.
Students must maintain a B average, a good record of discipline, attendance, and punctuality to retain the scholarship over the five year period.
The top students from St. Andrew Primary are Matthew Jeffrey and Amanda Jodi Green while the top students for Greenwich All-Age school were Daniel Grant and Terry-Ann McFarlene.
Other students were awarded for their performance in Science, Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies.
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