Gore Grants Nine Scholarships
Nine students at The University of the West Indies, Mona will benefit from 3.5 million dollars in scholarships for the 2013/2014 academic year provided by housing developers Gore Developments Limited.
Gore Developments Limited provided the scholarships for six students at the undergraduate level and three students who are pursuing Masters of Science Degrees at The UWI Mona. The students are Antoinettte Harris, Corey Lindner, Shavonique Morrison, Oswald Robinson, Theophilus Nelson, Serena Harjani, Sherona Forrester, Rushaine Goulbourne and Shelly-Ann Wilson. The areas of study for the recipients are Economics, Tourism Management, Banking and Finance, Management Studies, Accounting and Medicine & Surgery.
Among the awardees are recipients of the first tennis scholarships to be awarded at The UWI Mona, Serena Harjani, pursuing the Economics and Accounting double major, and Theophilus Nelson, who is in Medicine and Surgery. ” I am so thankful for this opportunity and I can't express how much I appreciate this as it has taken a huge load off myself and my parents financially. I am very happy that Gore Developments decided to take the initiative in supporting tennis because it doesn't get the attention and push it requires just like the other sports. This was a huge step and it has definitely motivated me and given me more confidence in tennis here at UWI Mona as well as tennis in Jamaica” said Serena.
“I had no doubt that I was going to attend university, I just wasn’t sure how I was going to afford it. I am very Grateful to Gore Development Limited for their support” said Shavonique Morrison, Tourism Management major at The UWI Mona.
“It is applaudable that we have companies who believe that the gift of education goes a long way in developing a nation. This gift is a representation of Gore’s commitment to developing Jamaica” said Professor Archibald McDonald, Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus. Professor Archibald also expressed his gratitude for the inclusion of the tennis scholarships. “Jamaica is known worldwide for our talents in track and field and we want to expand that talent pool across multiple sporting disciplines; tennis being no exception. Thank you Gore Developments for acknowledging not only academic excellence, but sporting excellence, and giving our student athletes opportunities to finance their education”.
Chairman of Gore Developments Limited, Phillip Gore expressed words of encouragement to the UWI Mona scholarship recipients. “With so much to struggle for in Jamaica we look to these nine scholarship recipients to be a beacon of hope for the next generation of our nation’s leaders. We look to them to be an example that with hard work and passion anything is possible and that holding yourself to a standard of excellence can be the path to your dreams”.
“Over the past 30 years Gore Developments Limited has made the dream of home ownership a reality for thousands of Jamaicans. We remain committed to not only creating communities within our housing developments but to also investing in nation building through the development of our young people by providing support for education and sports through scholarships and sponsorships at every level nationwide”, said Mr Gore.
Gore Developments Limited is the latest donor to The University of the West Indies Mona. This is the company’s first donation to the University.