Jamaica 50 Scholarship and Merit Programme
The Fund contributed to the Jamaica 50 legacy programme by providing a J$209 million grant to establish a scholarship programme aimed at supporting the education of awardees at the secondary and tertiary levels.
Recipients had to demonstrate that they are of exemplary character with leadership qualities. They must also represent the aims of the scholarship programme which seeks to promote a generation committed to contributing meaningfully to national development. Upon completion of their studies, the tertiary level scholarship awardees will be required to work in Jamaica for a period of up to five years.