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Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida, Inc., Annual Scholarships Announcement

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The officers and members of the Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida, Inc., in their effort to assist students in our South Florida Community and in Jamaica wish to provide two one time scholarships.

The association’s USA Scholarship will be awarded to a college student who resides in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach County. The second scholarship will be awarded to a high school student in Jamaica.

The USA Scholarship will be awarded at JEPA’s 23rd anniversary fundraising ball on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Woodlands Country Club, 4600 Woodlands Boulevard, Tamarac, Florida 33319. The Jamaican Scholarship will be awarded in June 2015 in Jamaica at the conclusion of JEPA’s 2015 Jamaica Police Station Renovation Project.  

Criteria for USA Scholarship are:

  • Applicant should be a legal resident in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County, Florida.
  • Applicant must provide proof of residency in one of the listed counties.
  • Applicant must be currently registered as a student in a 2-4 year college, or has been accepted as such.
  • Applicant MUST submit a two-page essay (81/2 x 11), typed in 12 inch font and double-spaced. In the essay, the applicant should articulate convincingly why he/she should be awarded the scholarship.
  • Applications must be submitted to The Jamaica Ex-Police Association, 7153 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3331, by March 25, 2015.
  • Applications must also be submitted electronically to:[email protected] and [email protected]  by March 25, 2015.
  • Application packets MUST include the entrant’s full name, address, telephone number, and email address if available.
  • Students of Jamaican parentage are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The financial need and scholastic aptitude of the applicants will be considered in the selection process.

Criteria for the Jamaican Scholarship are:

  • Applicants MUST be a high school student or MUST have been accepted in a Jamaican high school.
  • Money awarded should be used only to purchase school supplies like books and uniform.
  • Over a one year period, the funds will be disbursed by the principal or designee.
  • The principal (or designee) of the recipient’s school will administer the funds and submit an expenditure report to the Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida, Inc. via the Community Relations Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
  • The Community Relations Division of the JCF will select the recipient. No division of the police force will be excluded from participating in the selection process.
  • For the one-year period of the scholarship, the recipient must attend school regularly, and maintain satisfactory academic performance and conduct.
  • The scholarship is a one-time cash award.
  • The decision of the Scholarship Awards Committee is final.

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