Sagicor Foundation to offer 60 tertiary grants in honour of Jamaica 60

August 08, 2022

Sagicor Foundation to offer 60 tertiary grants in honour of Jamaica 60

Kingston, Jamaica: 60 tertiary students are set to benefit from a share of over 3 million dollars from the Sagicor Foundation as the charitable organization rolls out its Jamaica 60 grants. These additional grants are an extension of the Foundation’s Scholarship Programme where 25 students will also receive financial assistance at the tertiary level valued at up to $300,000. 

Each Jamaica 60 grant beneficiary will be selected from the current pool of Sagicor Foundation Scholarship Programme applicants and will receive $60,000 to assist with their tertiary education needs.

Alysia White, executive director for the Sagicor Foundation, explained that while awarding grants through the Foundation is not a new feat, the charitable arm of Sagicor Group Jamaica wanted to do something different this year. “Jamaica turns sixty on the sixth of August and so we decided that awarding sixty grants in addition to our 25 scholarship recipients was a good way to honour the occasion,” said White.

“This approach not only aligns with one of the Foundation’s pillars of education, but most importantly, 60 aspiring nation builders with get the financial assistance they need. Investing in the country’s education is not something we ever shy away from so we are very happy to support these bright minds,” she continued.

In 2021, over 39 tertiary students pursuing their first degree at the University of the West Indies, Mona, University of Technology, Jamaica; Northern Caribbean University, Caribbean Maritime University, Mico University College, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean were awarded new scholarships. 

“We wanted to ensure we selected the right individuals and so, while shortlisting students for the main scholarship, we will use that same pool to select grant awardees. Tertiary students have a lot of expenses to take into consideration when studying, we are pleased to be able to assist,” shared White.

Application period for the 2022 Sagicor Foundation Scholarship Programme closed on June 13.

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About Sagicor Group Jamaica
Sagicor Group Jamaica is a financial services conglomerate.  The company commenced  operations in  1970 as  Life  of  Jamaica  (LOJ) Limited,  the  first locally owned  life  insurance  company  and  the  first  life  insurance  company  to  be  listed  on  the  Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).  The Group offers products and services in the areas of Banking, Insurance, Investments, Real Estate, Asset Management and Retirement Planning.  Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited  is  the  leading  life  and  health  insurance provider in  Jamaica; Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited is one of Jamaica’s largest commercial banks, and Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited is one of the top investments companies in the country.  Sagicor Group Jamaica is a member of the wider Sagicor Financial Corporation. Sagicor Financial Corporation operates in over 20 countries and its operations date back to 1840. 

For further information, please contact Michelle-Ann Letman at 876.936.7838; 876-818-6204 or email [email protected]
Sagicor Group Jamaica, 28-48 Barbados Avenue, Kingston.