November 2017 Volume 14

KCOB wins J. Wray & Nephew Scholarship

Dr. Glen Laman
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Jevonnie Fennell , a recent graduate of KC has received a J. Wray & Nephew (JWN) scholarship to attend the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) in Palisadoes park, Kingston where he will study maritime engineering.

While at KC Jevonnie was an Atlanta George Thompson Awardee. He achieved 11 CXCs with eight distinctions including math, chemistry, physics, add maths, and information technology.

The CMI is the only international entity approved for maritime training in Jamaica.
Over the years, the institute has expanded its scope of programs to include degrees at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.

In honor of its trendsetting master blender, Joy Spence, the JWN Foundation decided to introduce a tertiary-level scholarship for a student from one of the communities it operates in, who is pursuing studies in Science, technology, engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

The decision was made to earmark one scholarship for studies in the field of science, in recognition of the work of Spence, a chemist by training and the first woman to hold the title of master blender in the wines and spirits industry. However, The foundation decided to offer two scholarships instead of one due to the quality of the applicants. Rickardo Anderson, a first-year student at the University of the West Indies was the other recipient.

Overall there were 65 recipients of $11.7 million worth of scholarships from the J Wray & Nephew Foundation.

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