Restaurant Associates Limited, through its Burger King brand, on Wednesday at the Knutsford Court Hotel, awarded scholarships, bursaries and grants valuing $4.2 million to a number of students either entering high schools or tertiary institutions.
It was the 17th year that Restaurant Associates was awarding scholarships to needy children. The company added four new scholarships this year – the Burger King Tertiary Scholarship; Burger King/UWI Scholarship; Burger King Social Media Scholarship and Burger King Sports Bursary, totaling $800,000.
Through Restaurant Associates’ latest brand, Little Caesars Pizza, the company also awarded a scholarship of $250,000 for a tertiary student.
The scholarships awarded were:
• Lois Sherwood Scholarship, for a Sixth Form student at St. Andrew High School going on to University – Tassan Stewart. It will be for $300,000 each year for three years.
• Rodwell Lake Scholarship, for a Sixth Form student at St. George’s College going to University – Hydel Nunes. It will be for $300,000 each year for three years.
• Open Tertiary Scholarship – Akeem Neil. This will be for $300,000 each year for three years.
• Edna Manley Art Bursary for a final year student at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts – Sasheina Marie Williams. It will be for $100,000 for one year.
Burger King Sports Bursary – Brittany Anderson. It is for $100,000 for one year.
• Social Media Scholarship – Giovanni Tennant and Joyce White. Each will receive $50,000 for one year.
• Primary (GSAT) Scholarships for students going into high schools – Kayona Campbell, Ronaldino McLean, Jada Lee Smith and Jovonte Witter. It will be for $40,000 each year for five years.
• Valda Ormsby Scholarship – Jovanae Onfroy. It is for $40,000 each year for five year.
Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe, head of sales and marketing at Burger King said, “Jamaica’s future depends on these scholarships. We want to play our role to ensure that our Jamaica has the best minds going forward.
“Some of the best minds don’t have the best pockets so we are trying to make sure that we do our part as a corporate entity, to put Jamaica’s future in the is in the best minds,” McDonald Radcliffe said, in an interview with Loop News’ reporter Job Nelson.