NPCB/DBJ partner to upgrade GSAT Scholarship awards
Front (from left): Diante Nash, Ragene Campbell and Tyler-Rae Clarke. Back (from left): Sibrina Johnson, branch manager – Balaclava; Claudette Blake, branch manager, Newell; Bernal Neil, parish board chairman; Janine Ramsay, branch manager – New Market.
THE DEVELOPMENT Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is this year partnering with the National People’s Cooperative Bank of Jamaica (NPCB) to add greater value to its annual GSAT Scholarship awards programme. The awards, dubbed the NPCB/DBJ GSAT Scholarship programme, will see awards valuing $780,000 being made to 39 successful GSAT students across the island. Front (from left): Ashlee Brown, Dean Farquharson and Sirena Williams. Back row (from left): Sash-Ann Blake, branch manager; and Seiveright Dixon, parish board chairman.
In 2012, the NPCB launched the awards programme to coincide with the observance of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.
COMMITTED TO GROWTH
The awards facilitate bursaries to three successful GSAT students in each parish in which the bank operates. This initiative is consistent with the organisation’s motto, which is Committed to Growth and Development.
The programme is an outgrowth of the NPCB’s school-savings initiative which encourages active savings for the organisation’s young members (auxiliary members). The aim is for members to realise upward mobility through education and developing a strong community-based financial institution that is able to grow and meet the needs of its members. Parish Board Chairman Victor Russell (right) presents certificate to recipient, Orane Cassanova. Front (from left): David Bowes, parish board chairman; Miss Brown, teacher – Stony Hill; Tavia Bryan; Keanu Litchmore; Gabrielle Curtis and Cordell Ecclestion, CSR – Red Hills Branch. Back row (from left): Gizel Nelson, parent (Keanu Litchmore); Carlene Reece, parent (Gabrielle Reece); Barbara Pinto, board member; Louis Phillips, parish board chairman.
Front (from left): Prince Gallimore, and daughter Brittanette Gallimore, Lisa-Marie Jones and Ouida Roye, parent of Jeneva Moncrieffe. Back row (from left): Tanya WilliamsGreenwood, branch manager – Albert Town; Patrick White, parish board chairman; Sophia Linton, parent for Lisa-Marie Jones; Lisa Cecile Elliott, branch manager – Clarks Town. Missing from photo: Jeneva Moncrieffe.
From left: Janelle Cole, Azure Williams, Dalbert Hamilton, parish vice-chairman, and Samoiah Russell.