Highschool and faculty college students have been invited to use for 3 Reggae Girlz scholarships, with the window closing at midnight on June 5.
President of the Reggae Girlz Basis, Michelle Adamolekun, mentioned two of the three scholarships will honour two former gamers who’ve died. The primary is Tarania ‘Plum Plum’ Clarke, who died tragically on October 31 when she was stabbed in Half-Means Tree, Kingston, throughout a dispute over a cell phone.
The second honouree is Jean Nelson, who died September 11 final yr. Nelson was a former footballer and nationwide senior ladies’s soccer staff supervisor. She was additionally one of many individuals accountable for the formation of the nationwide ladies’s league within the Nineteen Nineties.
Adamolekun mentioned Nelson was a task mannequin and an avid advocate for the ladies’s programme and gamers.
Along with the scholarships, she mentioned the inspiration will probably be offering emergency help to scholar athletes as the necessity arises through the yr.
“Most recently, we helped to pay the costs for former under-15, under-17 and under-20 Reggae Girl and recent Jacksonville University graduate, Rachel Walters, to apply for her Optional Practical Training, which provides her with the authorisation to work in the United States after graduating from college,”Adamolekun mentioned.
The Reggae Girlz Basis was formally launched in late 2018 and has been instrumental in serving to to subsidise bills for the ladies’s programme. The bills embrace these for camps, lodge, transportation, meals/hydration wants, wanted software program, gear, and now scholarships.
Among the many sponsors which have come on board in making the scholarships potential are Golden Krust of Atlanta, Zuree Dolls and Armwaves.
The entire worth of the scholarships is US$4,000, or approximate;y J$625,000.
Wanting forward, Adamolekun mentioned the last word purpose is to extend the worth and variety of scholarships every year.