The Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship

Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship 2015/2016 Recipients


AMEALIA SMITH
Amealia Smith
Amealia Smith is a second form student who is involved in her school life. She is a member of the school's Cheerleading team and manages her time well as she holds the title of top student in her class. She lives in Spanish Town, St. Catherine with her mother, grandmother, two sisters and a brother. All her siblings are minors attending school. Her father died when she was five years old. Since then her mother, who is a vendor, finds 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 but will aid her continued excellent academic and social performance.
JOYCE WHITE
Joyce Smith
Joyce White is a dedicated fifth form student who has maintained excellent academic performance during her tenure at school. Joyce lives at home in Hope Bay, Portland with her parents and a sister. Her father is the sole breadwinner. Due to lack of the provision of finances, Joyce is unable to attend classes regularly; nevertheless, Joyce always manages to be in the top five of her class each year. This year she was placed third.

Joyce will be sitting eight subjects at the CSEC level this academic year. The subjects are Mathematics, English Language, Social Studies, History, Biology, Information Technology, Principle of Business and Religious education. This scholarship will aid her greatly in attending 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.





Principal Jennifer Williams (centre) beams with pride between the 2015 Hope Elliott Foundation Memorial Scholarship recipients and Queen’s High School students, Joyce White (left) and Amealia Smith (right) as the students hold their LASCO Curves gift bags and official certificates at the presentation of the Hope Elliot Foundation Memorial Scholarship on October 2,  in the Principal’s office.

Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship Recipients

2012-2014
Shannon Blake and Cloanna Brown

2010-2012
Kimone Fortella and Roxanne Berry

2008-2010
Kia Smith and Hanijah Willis






Background

Hope Elliott
Hope Elliott
"Trying to meet my country's needs in whatever way I can, is an aching desire which I never shirk." Hope Elliott

Hope Patricia Elliott (nee Spencer) (June 13, 1941 - May 9, 2008) spent more than 30 years in public service and dedicated her life to helping to provide opportunities and a better life for others working through the Anglican Church, the Kiwanis Club and through education and research in media and communications.  She also dedicated a large portion of her life to finding financial assistance for those who were unable to afford college tuition.

The Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship, offered through Breakthrough Communications and The Queen’s School, was established to provide financial assistance to students of The Queen's School that have shown academic promise despite having limited financial resources.  Additionally, recipients must possess strong civic values and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to continuing Hope’s vision.

Scholarship recipients are required to provide a report of their achievements under the scholarship including academic and personal accomplishments.  Further, scholarship recipients are required to mentor subsequent recipients.

The scholarship recipient will not receive any cash in hand.  All payments are administered to and/or through The Queen's School.



Scholarship Value

The value of the scholarship is calculated each year to include tuition, PTA Fees, gears and lunch allowance, transportation, exam fees and related school expenses.


Additional Entitlements

The successful candidates also receive:

  • Voice, speech and presentation skills training with Master Trainer Paula Anne Porter-Jones
  • High Tea session with influential women
  • Professional photo shoot with Stush
  • Gift basket from LASCO Distributors
  • Internship and office skills training with Breakthrough Communications



2015 Media Coverage



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