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Hope Elliott Foundation Memorial Scholarship

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The Queen's School's (TQS's) Amealia Smith and Joyce White were awarded the Hope Elliott Foundation Memorial Scholarship for their demonstration of academic, personal and civic promise. They received financial aid in the form of tuition and PTA fees, insurance, sports gears and lunch allowance to assist with furthering their educational pursuits. As part of this year's scholarship programme, they will also receive media and social skills training, mentorship, internships, and do a professional photo shoot. So far, eight students have benefitted from the scholarship fund.

THE RECIPIENTS

Amealia Smith is a second-form student who is very involved in her school life. She is a member of the school's cheerleading team and manages her time well as the top-performing student in her class. She and her two sisters and a brother, who also attend high school, live in Spanish Town, St Catherine, with their mother and grandmother. Her father died when she was five years old and, since then, her mother, a vendor, has found it difficult to sustain her family adequately, being the sole provider for the family of six. This scholarship will not only provide relief for Amealia's mother but will also facilitate Amealia's continued excellent academic and social performance.

Joyce White is a dedicated fifth-form student who has maintained excellent academic performance during her tenure in high school. Joyce lives in Hope Bay, Portland, with her parents and a sister. Her father is the sole breadwinner. Due to lack of finances, Joyce is unable to attend classes regularly; nevertheless, she always manages to be in the top five of her class each year. She placed third in the last academic year.

Joyce will be sitting eight subjects at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate level this academic year. The subjects are mathematics, English language, social studies, history, biology, information technology, principles of business and religious education. This scholarship will enable her to attend school every day and, subsequently, allow her to be in a position to produce even better grades and be propelled towards becoming an asset to society.

THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Hope Elliott Foundation Memorial Scholarship, offered through the Hope Elliott Foundation and TQS, provides financial assistance to students who have shown academic promise but do not have financial means. The recipients possess strong civic values and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to continuing Elliott's vision. The Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship is one of five scholarships available to students at TQS.

Hope Elliott was a past student of TQS. She spent more than 30 years in public service while maintaining a full-time career in the private sector. Via the Anglican Church, the Kiwanis Club and through education and research in media and communications, Elliott dedicated her life to helping to provide opportunities and a better life for others. She was also devoted to finding financial assistance for those who were unable to afford college tuition. 

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